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Old 12-13-2003, 01:28 PM
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HGD Guillaume's 18th Birthday: December 11, 1999

Here are some photos from the 18th birthday celebration of HRH Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg. His birthday was celebrated in this castle, sorry forgot the name and where it was:

Party goes enjoying the celebration, sorry I have no idea what is with the wearing all white or the pot. I don't see the Hereditary Grand Duke in the photo either.

Family members (his aunts) arriving.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and her two oldest sons: HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and HRH Prince Felix of Luxembourg.

A family photo to mark the occassion:

Three Generations of Grand Dukes of Luxembourg:

Past - Grand Duke Jean
Present - Grand Duke Henri I
Future - Grand Duke Guillaume V

Grandfather and Grandson

Last photo I have of this day (11-11-1999)

Father & Son
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:05 AM
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great pictures thank you, was this a official event?
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Old 12-22-2003, 10:17 PM
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Was anyone on his mothers's side of the family there?
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Old 12-23-2003, 01:00 AM
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It doesn't look like it, that would be nice to know however!
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:51 PM
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Guillaume's 18th birthday
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:01 AM
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Nice pics Pisaphae ^___^ FElix looks gigantic in the first picture haha
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Old 03-20-2005, 06:48 PM
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You know, I've never seen that last one before. Guillaume has beautiful eyes.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:45 AM
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Thanks for the pics pasiphaé!:)

I have found some more from Guillaume's birthday party on 15.07.2000:

1. and 2. mother Maria Teresa with her eldest son Guillaume
3. some of the guests: (from left to right) Prince Nikolaus, Princess Maria Anunciata and Princess Margaretha von und zu Liechtenstein, Hereditary Grand Duke Henri (at this time! ), Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Felix, Archduchess Marie Astrid, Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria
4. Hered. GD Maria Teresa with her two eldest sons Guillaume (left/18) and Felix (right/16)
5. the proud parents with birthday child Guillaume
6. as you see on this image, the whole party had a medieval air
7. the Archducal couple Marie Astrid and Carl Christian with her eldest daughter Marie Christine and Princess Margaretha with her husband Prince Nikolaus arriving at the party
8. Prince Guillaume with 18 years
9. the beautiful background for the celebration: Vianden Castle

Note: Vianden Castle is the eldest castle in Luxembourg and isn't owned by the Grand Ducal family
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:36 PM
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Great pics!
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:33 AM
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Thank you pasiphaé and drimal for the great pics. :) What are they doing in this photo?
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:43 PM
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I heard it is some weird ritual.
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for the translation CarrieCooldge. I heard it on TV in 2000 but never found the text on the web.:)

Pictures of Prince Guillaume at his 18th birthday on 11th December 1999

Here are some pictures of Guillaume reaching the age of majority (18 years) on 11th December 1999. I've read somewhere that Grand Duke Jean was waiting until Guillaume had more than 18 years before he declared his abdication. Prince Guillaume was only 19 years old as he became Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg!
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Old 10-07-2005, 05:41 PM
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he looks very young
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:10 PM
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Well, the pics are from quite a while ago. He has matured alot.
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weird to think i was seven then lol....he was a cutie ..and still is
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