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I always find it interesting that the GDF makes an official occasion out of the family going to vote since here in Britain it's always controversial whenever royalty and politics mix. I guess they're not stating their political views publicly whilst they do so, though!
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:55 PM
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I always find it interesting that the GDF makes an official occasion out of the family going to vote since here in Britain it's always controversial whenever royalty and politics mix. I guess they're not stating their political views publicly whilst they do so, though!
Both the Belgian and Luxembourg royals vote. I believe they are just fulfilling their duty as they have to vote (it's obligatory - only the head of state (and spouse) are apparently exempt). Photographers would be waiting for them at the polling station, so I guess the Luxembourg grandducal family prefers these street pictures.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:57 PM
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Shouldn't Guillaume and Stephanie have voted in the UK as they are currently living in London? Or can they choose whether to vote in Luxembourg or the UK (as long as they only vote once)?
They can vote in either place, it depends on where they register to vote.

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I always find it interesting that the GDF makes an official occasion out of the family going to vote since here in Britain it's always controversial whenever royalty and politics mix. I guess they're not stating their political views publicly whilst they do so, though!

I think one of the reasons is likely to encourage people to get out and vote. Seeing public figures voting, may encourage others to.

And like said, they aren't promoting any actual politicians or views. Just the actual act of voting nd being active in how things are done.


In Luxembourg it is mandatory for anyone who is a registered voter, to vote (unless over 75 or they are living outside their community). In Belgium you are automatically registered at 18 and its mandatory.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:57 PM
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Both the Belgian and Luxembourg royals vote. I believe they are just fulfilling their duty as they have to vote (it's obligatory - only the head of state (and spouse) are apparently exempt). Photographers would be waiting for them at the polling station, so I guess the Luxembourg grandducal family prefers these street pictures.
Seems like a good move as the photographers and media would also probably be able to get information on what political stance members of the GDF take, so it's best they have a photocall this way.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:02 PM
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Members of the Grand Ducal Family went to the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg to attend the six-week Mass celebrated in memory of Grand Duke Jean today

Messe de six semaines en mémoire à S.A.R. le Grand-Duc Jean - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Juin 2019

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On June 21st, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Felix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Sebastien attended a reception at Berg Castle for inhabitants of the municipality of Colmar-Berg.

Luxemburger Wort - Schloss Berg: Gelebte Nachbarschaft

Réception pour les habitants de la commune de Colmar-Berg - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Juin 2019

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At the invitation of their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, the King and Queen of the Belgians will pay a 3-day State Visit to Luxembourg on 15 to 17 October 2019.


Both the Grand Duke and the King are grandsons of the late Belgian King, Leopold III.


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In an agreement with the Grand Duke, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg has appointed a special representative in charge of analyzing various aspects of the management of the staff of the Grand Ducal Court.


Audit sur le management du personnel de la Cour grand-ducal – Noblesse & Royautés
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His Royal Highnesses, the Grand Duke, Prince Felix and Princess Claire, accompanied by their sons, as well as Prince Louis and Prince Guillaume attended the Mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family.
Messe pontificale avec bénédiction des tombeaux de la Famille grand-ducale et des évêques de Luxembourg - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Novembre 2019
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His Royal Highnesses, the Grand Duke, Prince Felix and Princess Claire, accompanied by their sons, as well as Prince Louis and Prince Guillaume attended the Mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family.
Messe pontificale avec bénédiction des tombeaux de la Famille grand-ducale et des évêques de Luxembourg - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Novembre 2019
i see some resemblance between princess claire and the duchess of cambridge. their sartorial choices are fairly similar, as seem to be are their characters and even their backgrounds.

amalia is a claire mini-me. glad to see how much she's grown! :)
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His Royal Highnesses, the Grand Duke, Prince Felix and Princess Claire, accompanied by their sons, as well as Prince Louis and Prince Guillaume attended the Mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family.
Messe pontificale avec bénédiction des tombeaux de la Famille grand-ducale et des évêques de Luxembourg - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Novembre 2019
For one moment I thought Louis had brought his sons because Felix and Claire have a daughter and a son but it were indeed Felix and Claire's children that joined the family for this memorial mass.

Is it the first time they join their parents for such an occasion (other than being at the balcony)? If so, it might be a first small step in preparing Amalia for her potential role as future heiress.
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I also think it may be the beginning of Princess Amalia's preparation as heiress of Luxembourg. So over time she gets to know the habits and traditions of family and Luxembourg.
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If Amalia will be the heiress in Luxemburg, will be it official announced? And if yes, than when?
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If Amalia will be the heiress in Luxemburg, will be it official announced? And if yes, than when?
i don't think it would be announced. in fact, as it stands, guillaume is the next in line, followed by felix, followed by amalia, so it is a matter of going through the list of succession in due time, and if it ever reaches felix, and if guillaume becomes GD with no issue then we'd know it may be amalia that becomes grand duchess one day. i highly doubt they'd announce that as it would put guillaume and stephanie in an awkward situation towards the public eye.
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His Royal Highnesses, the Grand Duke, Prince Felix and Princess Claire, accompanied by their sons, as well as Prince Louis and Prince Guillaume attended the Mass celebrated in memory of the deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family.
Messe pontificale avec bénédiction des tombeaux de la Famille grand-ducale et des évêques de Luxembourg - Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg - Novembre 2019
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If at some point it becomes obviously clear that Amalia will be the future grand duchess, I could see the grand duke (whether it be the current one or Guillaume) granting her and her younger brother the titles of prince(ss) of Luxembourg; for now, they are 'just' prince(ss) of Nassau.
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Interesting that Guillaume and Stephanie weren't there, I thought they had moved back to Luxembourg now?

I guess it would be somewhat insensitive to make anything "official" about Amalia's possible succession as it would show/imply official recognition of the fact Gui & Steph can't or are unlikely to have children. For now there is still Guillaume and theoretically Felix's reign to get through so I don't see an announcement until Guillaume and Stephanie reach an old age at the minimum IMO.
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Last week we saw an official act at the palace when Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, became 18. This was never done for her father King Philippe because back then at the age of 18: that was Prince Albert, Prince of Liège (Elisabeth's grandfather).

Princess Amalia of Nassau is in the same situation when she becomes 18. Not she is the heir but her uncle Prince Guillaume and then her father Prince Félix. And always and ever there is the chance that the hereditary grand-ducal couple "is in blessed circumstances". One never knows.
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Nice to see Amalia and Liam there - sweet to see that Amalia bought a little plush friend along with her!
I agree that it's perhaps a bit insensitive to officially declare Amalia as the future Grand Duchess but at the way things have been heading it seems like that'll sadly be the situation. Having said that, Stephanie is only 35, so she could certainly still have a child in the next few years. My mother was 40 when she had me (but obviously didn't have a throne to worry about! ) and Lady Nicholas Windsor had her latest child at 45, so hope hasn't been lost for Guillaume and Stephanie if they want to have children.
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Is it the first time they join their parents for such an occasion (other than being at the balcony)? If so, it might be a first small step in preparing Amalia for her potential role as future heiress.
I am curious to know that as well.

It is a little surprising the Grand Duke's sisters were absent, since if my memory serves me correctly they are regular attendees at the corresponding event for the deceased members of the Belgian royal family.

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