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Old 01-02-2005, 03:39 AM
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Does anyone know if the Grand Ducal family have said anything about the tsunami disaster in Asia? Since Henri is technically the 'chief of state', I was just wondering if they released a statement of some description.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:17 PM
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I don't think so. But they should have.
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Old 01-06-2005, 05:38 PM
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So sad. But having a moment of silence was really appropriate. Its really nice to see royals join in.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:59 AM
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just some dates...

LUXEMBOURG

Reigning Monarch:
GRAND DUKE HENRI
b. 16 April 1955; succeeded 7 October 2000 on the abdication of his father, Grand Duke Jean; married 14 February 1981, Maria-Teresa Mestre.

Children of the Grand Duke:
Prince Guillaume Jean Joseph Marie; b. 11 November 1981.

Prince Felix Leopold Marie Guillaume; b. 3 June 1984.

Prince Louis Xavier Marie Guillaume; b. 3 August 1986.

Princess Alexandra Josephine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmina; b. 16 February 1991.

Prince Sebastien Henri Marie Guillaume; b. 16 April 1992.

Brothers and Sisters of the Grand Duke:
Princess Marie-Astrid; b. 17 February 1954; married 6 February 1982, Charles Christian of Habsburg Lorraine, Archduke of Austria; daughter Marie-Christine Anne Astrid Zita Charlotte of Habsburg Lorraine, b. 31 July 1983, son Prince Imre, b. 8 December 1985, son Prince Christophe, b. 2 February 1988, son Prince Alexander, b. 26 September 1990, daughter Princess Gabriella, b. 26 March 1994.

Prince Jean; b. 15 May 1957; married 27 May 1987, Helane Suzanne Vestur; daughter Marie-Gabrielle, b. 8 December 1986, son Constantin Jean Philippe, b. 22 July 1988, son Wenceslas, b. 17 November 1990, son Carl-Johann, b. 15 August 1992.

Princess Margaretha; b. 15 May 1957; married 20 March 1982, Prince Nicolas of Liechtenstein; daughter Princess Maria Annunciata, b. 12 May 1985, daughter Princess Marie-Astrid, b. 26 June 1987, son Prince Joseph-Emmanuel, b. 7 May 1989.

Prince Guillaume; b. 1 May 1963; married 24 September 1994, Sibilla Weiller; sons Paul-Louis, b. 4 March 1998, Leopold, b. 2 May 2000; daughter Charlotte, b. 2 May 2000.

Parents of the Grand Duke:
JEAN BENOÎT GUILLAUME MARIE ROBERT LOUIS ANTOINE ADOLPHE MARC D'AVIANO, FORMER GRAND DUKE; b. 5 January 1921; succeeded 12 November 1964; abdicated in favour of his son, Prince Henri, 7 October 2000; married 9 April 1953, Josephine Charlotte, Princess of Belgium (b. 11 October 1927).

i got the above from...

http://www.worldwhoswho.com/public/v...try=LUXEMBOURG

you can check out the same things of royals from other countries as well ^___^
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Awsomeness. Are ALlex and Sebastien considered to be Irish twins? ( know they are not actually Irish!)
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Irish twins are babies who are born less than a year a part, sort of like siblings are born back to back.
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Thanks for explaining what Irish twins are Alexandria ^___^

hahahaha...i guess ALexandra and Sebastian aren't Irish twins they're more than a year apart...14 months apart ^___^
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Thanks for explaining what Irish twins are Alexandria ^___^

hahahaha...i guess ALexandra and Sebastian aren't Irish twins they're more than a year apart...14 months apart ^___^
You're welcome hillary_nugent.

But actually I was a bit off in my calculations (math was never my strong point!). Irish twins are babies born about a year to 15/16 months apart (I forgot about the pregnancy part!) -- so I guess Alexandra and Sebastian would be considered Irish twins.

"Irish" twins I guess because back when the term was coined, the Irish were known for having many children very close in age -- many lived in rural areas and required many children to help with the farm work and also being predominantly Catholic they didn't believe in or use contraception -- so a lot of babies born very close together.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:19 PM
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Well thanks for that interesting fact Alexandria ^__^ wow...i guess that means Pierre and Charlotte of Monaco are also Irish twins...but back to the topic...how is our Luxembourg Royal clan lately? ^___^

hey everyone there are new Xmas pics of the RLF in the yahoo group ^_______^

GuillaumeHereditaryofLuxembourg

i'm trying to find away to post the pics i can never seem to post pics from that site...because of its format or something...
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Are they in dodgy, huge bitmap format?

Anyway here they are - Christmas 2004 for the Grand Ducal family!

Thanks for the hot lead, Hillary! :) (I hope don't seem like a "posting hog" - since I learnt how to post pictures it's been a kind of madness ) Isn't that a great website (the yahoogroup GuillaumeHereditaryofLuxembourg) - there are so many pics I've never seen before! Isn't Guillaume looking terrific in that family pic? Felix doesn't look so happy. Awww... he looks sad... :(
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Old 01-10-2005, 02:48 AM
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here are some more pics of the family during christmas. sadly,*sighs sadly, the evil facial has not left felix's face. anyway, enjoy.:)
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thanks for the posting the pics katielouise [of course you aren't a posting-hog in fact your posted pics are much appreciated ^___^] and thanks to msfroste too of course ^__^ how did you manage to post those pics i can never seem to post pics from that website because it is not a certain format...
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just save them to your computer,usually in some sort of pic saving file, and after that, just use the posting guidelines for this website.
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by the way doesn't Alexandra look alot mature in the above pics and is it just me or did she get her hair layered as well? ^__^ oOooo we got something in common hahaha
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She looks really strange in one of those pics.
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Old 01-10-2005, 10:26 PM
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Thanks, msfroyste! Did these other pics come from the same site? I haven't seen any of them before.
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:19 AM
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yes they did. guillaume, hereditary grand duke of luxembourg yahoo group. i think someone else posted the link on one of the threads in this forum.
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She looks really strange in one of those pics.
in which picture? ^___^ why does she look strange? hahaha...in one of the pictures her teeth look bizarre haha
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felix is loosing his charm... reference (from clueless the movie... cher to step brother about facing hair before driving practice )
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:41 AM
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felix looks like the latino villain in b movies...one who strokes his mustache and orders his henchmen to shoot antonio banderas!...or something.
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