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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin! Rio Olympics Kick Off With Colourful Opening Ceremony

  August 5, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has gone off in a sea of colour at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, with several royals in attendance cheering on their country’s athletes as they entered the stadium. Showcasing Brazil’s long and diverse history, the ceremony took the audience on a journey of the country’s development, with large amounts of the music and colour that Brazil is known globally … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Marks Luxembourg Team Arrival in Rio

  August 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

As the Luxembourg Olympic Team arrived at the athlete’s village in Rio de Janeiro tonight for their official welcome, they were accompanied by Grand Duke Henri for the reception that followed. Brazilian dancers provided entertainment to welcome the latest teams to the village, ahead of the raising of the Luxembourg flag. Grand Duke Henri chatted with his country’s ten athletes during the reception. The Grand Duke is a member of … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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National Day Celebrated in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm by

Following yesterday’s evening events to kick-off National Day, the main events were held today in Luxembourg to mark the occasion. First up was a ceremony at the Salle de concerts Grande-Duchesse Josephine-Charlotte in which awards and honours were presented to citizens of merit. Afterwards was the military parade at Avenue de la Liberté attended by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal couples. The Te Deum at the Cathédral Notre-Dame followed, as per tradition. Luxembourg Grand … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s National Day Celebrations Kick Off

  June 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm by

The two-day celebrations of Luxembourg’s National Day began today, with visits to Troisvierges and Esch-sur-Alzette by the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal Couples. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa first signed the Golden Book at the Town Hall, before 180 school children from the area performed them a song about welcoming people from all parts of the world. There was then wreath-laying ceremony before the couple headed … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Brings Her Diamonds Along to Finland

  May 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

Luxembourg’s lovely Grand Duchess didn’t let the small matter of her host being a republic stop her from donning a diamond tiara from the Nassau collection during this evening’s gala banquet in Finland. Maria Teresa wore the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara to accessorise her grey beaded Elie Saab evening gown. The gown was a flattering choice for the Grand Duchess (let’s be honest, Elie Saab usually is for Maria Teresa!) while the … Continue reading

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An Audience With The Pope For The Nassaus

  March 21, 2016 at 3:43 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and their immediate family have had an audience with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. @Gertsroyals The Luxembourg Grand-Ducal family hosted by the Holy Father today on Vatican City pic.twitter.com/FCoSmLTYG3 — Ben Ben (@BenjaminAlm3456) March 21, 2016 The Grand Duchess exercised her privilège du blanc, wearing a simple white suit, while the other ladies in the family – Hereditary Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  February 14, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Grand Duke Henri first met his wife to be María Teresa Mestre y Batista while he was studying in Geneva, Switzerland. The Grand Duke and Duchess tied the knot in a civil ceremony on February 4, 1981. On February 14, 1981 they had a religious ceremony. For the religious ceremony, Maria Teresa wore a … Continue reading

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New Photos To Mark Upcoming Coral Wedding

  February 13, 2016 at 2:13 am by

The Grand Ducal Court in Luxembourg released four new photos Grand Duke Henri and Garnd Duchess Maria Teresa. The Pictures were released to mark the couple’s upcoming coral wedding. They married on Valentine’s Day 1981, 35 years ago. Photos from the Cour Royale/Carole Bellaïche

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Attend Remembrance Mass

  November 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

This morning members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended the annual mass of remembrance at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg honouring deceased members of the Grand Ducal Family. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Archduchess Marie-Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian for the mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.

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Royals Gather In Luxembourg For IPC Meeting

  October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm by

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg hosted The 5th meeting of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was held today at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg. Honorary Board Members attending the meeting were HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. View image | gettyimages.com During the meeting, the board members were briefed of the IPC work … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family on Vacation in Southern France

  August 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

Almost the entire Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg decamped to the south of France recently for their summer vacation. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were joined by four of their five children, as well as the Grand Duke’s siblings with some of their own families. Photos were taken by French photographer David Nivière of the family frolicking on the beaches of Cabasson. A game of beach volleyball was … Continue reading

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Happy National Day Luxembourg!

  June 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Luxembourg celebrated it’s National Day today, which also doubles as the Grand Duke’s official birthday, and the entire Grand Ducal family was out en force for the events of the day. First it was over to the Philharmonie Luxembourg for the official National Day ceremony, which is a new tradition that only began last year. Speeches were given by Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel at the reception which was … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Couple Visit Villeroy & Boch

  June 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to ceramic maker Villeroy & Boch today in Septfontaines, where the company used to have a factory. At Château de Septfontaines, the Grand Ducal Couple met with three winners of the ‘Design Challenge’ that has been implemented by Villeroy & Boch and Luxinnovation, the national agency for research and innovation in the tiny European nation. The three winners – Anne Kieffer, Trixi … Continue reading

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Closing of the Octave Celebrated in Luxembourg

  May 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg today celebrated the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, one of Luxembourg’s most important religious ceremonies. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was joined by two of her sons, Princes Félix and Louis, and one daughter-in-law, Tessy, in the morning for the mass at the Cathedrale de Luxembourg held in honour of the event. Later, the family was joined by Grand Duke Henri, Princess … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royal Family Attend VE Day Commemorations

  May 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family were today present at commemorations in both Luxembourg City and Paris to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended a ceremony at the Kanounenhiwel, Luxembourg’s national monument in honour of the 5,700 Luxembourgers who died in World War II and the suffering the people of Luxembourg faced during the Nazi occupation. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was also … Continue reading

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Gabriel and Noah Go To The Circus With Grandpa Henri

  May 2, 2015 at 12:49 pm by

It was a family outing for Luxembourg’s young Princes Gabriel and Noah on Friday afternoon, when they went to the Circus Roncalli at Glacis Field. The two Princes, aged 9 and 7, attended the circus performance with their parents, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, as well as their grandfather, Grand Duke Henri. The entire family appeared to greatly enjoy their time at the circus, getting in to the spirit and throwing … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s Return to Luxembourg

  April 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm by

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte’s return to Luxembourg after a five-year exile during World War Two. A commemoration was held at Clairefontaine Square in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Jean, the eldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, was present for the ceremony alongside his eldest son and the current reigning Grand Duke, Henri, and his wife Maria Teresa. Members of Luxembourg’s government, parliament and diplomatic corps were also … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

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