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Princess Alexandra attends Basketball Final

  March 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra attended the final of the Luxembourg Men’s Basketball Cup 2009. The event was held at the National Sports and Cultural Center in Coque on March 21st. T71 Diddeleng defeated AB Contern 78-60 to take home the trophy, presented by Princess Alexandra. Click here to see more pictures and information.

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Grand Duchess Presents Awards to Blood Donors

  March 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

Today Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, as President of the Red Cross, presented decorations and congratulations to blood donors who had provided 20, 40 and 80 blood donations at the Cultural Center of Prince Henri Walferdange. The Grand Duchess is also celebrating her 53rd birthday today; she was born in 1956 in Havana, Cuba. For more information, please see this thread. To offer a birthday message for the Grand … Continue reading

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Prince Jean of Luxembourg Weds

  March 21, 2009 at 5:31 am by

Grand Duke Henri’s younger brother, Prince Jean of Luxembourg, wed for the second time last Wednesday in Roermondm, Holland. The bride was Jean’s long-time partner, Diane de Guerre. The civil wedding ceremony took place at the Roermondm City Hall, and was performed by the town’s Mayor, Mr H. van Beers. Relatives of the bride and groom attended the small ceremony, but the only member of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Parliament Removes Grand Duke’s Power

  March 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm by

The Luxembourg Government passed an amendment to Article 34 of the Luxembourg Constitution on March 12th, removing Grand Duke Henri’s power to vote on parliamentary matters. The Grand Duke now has a more ceremonial role in the Government; while he must sign the acts and bills of parliament, he does not enact them. This is much like the role of several of Henri’s European counterparts. The issue of the Grand … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess hold audience at Chateau Berg

  March 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Yesterday Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg received in an audience the Director General of the Grand-Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Marie-Claude Beaud at Chateau Berg, a private residence of the Grand-Ducal Family situated about 30 kilometres from Luxembourg City. For more information, please see this thread.

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Prince Felix attends Ladies Cup

  March 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm by

On March 14th, Prince Felix attended the final of the Coupe de Luxembourg des dames (LaLux Ladies Cup). At the end of the game, Felix presented the winning team – Residence – with the trophy. The Prince attended the event as patron for the Luxembourg Basketball Federation. More information can be found in this thread.

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Grand Duke and Duchess in Esch-sur-Sure

  March 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

The Grand Duke and Duchess paid a joint visit to the dam of Esch-sur-Sure, and then attended the academic session at the Cultural Center Heiderscheid. The visit was part of the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Lac de la Haute-Sûre and the 10th anniversary of the Parc Naturel de la Haute. For more information, please see this thread

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Grand Duke Henri Returns to Work

  March 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm by

Grand Duke Henri, after cancelling his most recent engagements due to a bout of broncho-pnuemonia, today returned to work, attending a presentation about the proposed extension of central storage pumping in Vianden. This extension will include the construction of a pump-turbine of 200MW and additional expansion of the upper and lower reservoirs of the order of 500.000m³. It is not known when the cancelled engagements, including a state visit to … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean Attends Concert

  February 17, 2009 at 6:31 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean, father of Grand Duke Henri, attended the concert “OPL meets UGDA, music through time and space”; organised by the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe. This is his first public engagement of 2009. Read more about Grand Duke Jean in this thread.

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Grand Duke Henri Cancels Engagements

  February 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke has cancelled all upcoming engagements due to being seriously ill with broncho-pneumonia, the same disease for which his aunt, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, was hospitalised in Brussels. The Grand Duke said in a statement issued by the Grand-Ducal Palace that he hopes to resume his duties “as soon as possible.” The last public engagement he carried out was ten days ago, an audience with the President of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Postpones State Visit

  February 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

It has been announced that the Grand Duke of Luxembourg has postponed his state visit to Vietnam, which was originally scheduled for the 12th-15th February. In a statement yesterday, the Foreign Ministry said that the visit was being postponed due to health reasons, but that the Grand Duke hoped to make the visit as soon as possible.

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Italian President Visits Luxembourg

  February 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy, paid a three-day State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg beginning on February 2. The President and his wife, Clio, were received by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa upon their arrival to Luxembourg, before official photographs were taken at the Grand Ducal Palace. That evening, the customary gala banquet was held for the guests. Both the Grand … Continue reading

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