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sgl 09-10-2009 07:40 PM

Grand Duke Henri & HGD Guillaume Visit the Vatican: September 16-17, 2009
 
Grand Duke Henri will receive a human rights award from the Vatican:
wort.lu | Lëtzebuerg | Großherzog Henri erhält Van-Thuan-Menschrechtspreis

The award is called the Van Thuan award. It is named in honor of Cardinal Francois-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan who was a human rights activist. According to this article, the Grand Duke will receive the award on Wednesday in Rome.

Dani90 09-16-2009 03:31 AM

The Grand Duke is to receive the Van Thuan prize this evening in Rome at the beautiful Palazzo Colonna.

He will also be received by His Holiness The Pope at his summer residence, Castle Gandolfo, on Thursday.

At the press conference yesterday Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino (president of the San Matteo Foundation which gives the prize) praised the work of the Grand Duke with the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa Foundation, his commitment to catholic morals, his beautiful family and mentioned other steller qualities of The Grand Duke.

Lux-arazzi

Sissi.81 09-17-2009 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dani90 (Post 992175)
The Grand Duke is to receive the Van Thuan prize this evening in Rome at the beautiful Palazzo Colonna.

He will also be received by His Holiness The Pope at his summer residence, Castle Gandolfo, on Thursday.

At the press conference yesterday Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino (president of the San Matteo Foundation which gives the prize) praised the work of the Grand Duke with the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa Foundation, his commitment to catholic morals, his beautiful family and mentioned other steller qualities of The Grand Duke.

Lux-arazzi

I was there. I sang in the choir who performed a concert at the end of the ceremony! :flowers:

Lalla Meriem 09-17-2009 04:45 AM

Well don't be shy give us a report of the event.

I saw from pics that it looks like Henri attended alone but I can't find confirmation of that.

Marijke 09-17-2009 08:04 AM

ROME: 16-9-2009

BELGA PICTURES.

http://i57.tinypic.com/2ur9rhh.jpg
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=dnbteh&s=8#.U3QfGxaD4Us
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2i9g...8#.U3QfGxaD4Us
http://i57.tinypic.com/2po4lxl.jpg

is it Guillaume on the 2end row?

Dani90 09-17-2009 08:23 AM

Picture details

Yeah it looks like Guillaume

Lalla Meriem 09-17-2009 11:07 AM

I thought it looked like Guillaume but Guillaume wears his watch on his right hand (always) and it looks like this guy is wearing his watch on his left hand. Unless there is a seriously heavy shadow being cast on his wrist which is possible. I've yet to find any other pics of the event or a news source that states Guillaume attended. I find those same pics at different sources, and even after enlarging them I can't say for certain that it is Guillaume (I've been wrong before). Hopefully, tomorrow the official website and other sources will be updated. It's really unlikely to me that Henri would attend such an event alone.

Marijke 09-17-2009 12:42 PM

MONARCHIE.LU


Cour grand-ducale de Luxembourg - S.A.R. le Grand-Duc a reçu le "Van Thuân Award 2009"







17-9-2009 AUDIENCE: with Guillaume!



Cour grand-ducale de Luxembourg - Audience privée par Sa Sainteté le Pape Benoît XVI

MamboQueen 09-17-2009 01:51 PM

:eek:
OMG
it's HALF of Guillaume's face!
He's so cute.
:tongue:

Lalla Meriem 09-17-2009 04:24 PM

You can see the rest of his face in Wort.

MamboQueen 09-17-2009 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lalla Meriem (Post 992915)
You can see the rest of his face in Wort.

:lol:
For some reason your comment made me laugh
real hard Lalla!


Lighthouse 09-18-2009 03:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sissi.81 (Post 992674)
I was there. I sang in the choir who performed a concert at the end of the ceremony! :flowers:

What an honour!

An Ard Ri 09-19-2009 05:31 AM

Pope Benedict XVI receives Grand Duke of Luxembourg

YouTube - Benedict XVI receives Grand Duke of Luxemburg

Lighthouse 09-19-2009 07:44 AM

An Ard Ri, thanks for posting.

Royal Fan 09-21-2009 12:32 AM

How do you say Guillaume ? how is it pronouced?

MamboQueen 09-21-2009 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Royal Fan (Post 994254)
How do you say Guillaume ? how is it pronouced?


:flowers:
Gui is like the GI in gift and
llaume sounds like YOM or YUM
whichever you like
no pun intended

:lol:
:tongue:

Lighthouse 09-21-2009 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MamboQueen (Post 994255)
:flowers:
Gui is like the GI in gift and
llaume sounds like YOM or YUM
whichever you like
no pun intended

:lol:
:tongue:

MamboQueen, Is the ll silent and do you know what language it comes from?

Opal 09-21-2009 02:14 AM

Yes, the two L's are silent.

grace marie 09-21-2009 05:29 AM

I love Guillaume smile :) So sweet :):):)

So we don't read his name like in French version? Like Guillaume Depardieu?

Lalla Meriem 09-21-2009 08:07 AM

Guillaume is French. If you wish to here it pronounced as it should be visit this link and select "Guillaume." Listen to the other names that include Guillaume to hear it pronounced by men and women.

The easiest way for an English speaker to think of it is Gui pronounced like the Gee in Geese and yom.


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