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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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Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Attend Holocaust Memorial Concert

  January 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

While their son and daughter-in-law were in Poland for the official commemoration, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tonight attended a concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The concert, organised jointly by MemoShoah and the Israelite Consistory of Luxembourg, was held at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg City, and was attended by a members of Luxembourg’s government and members of the Jewish … Continue reading

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Spanish Introductory Visit to Luxembourg

  November 11, 2014 at 11:05 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain continued with their introductory visits today, meeting with the Grand Ducal Couple in Luxembourg. King Felipe and Queen Letizia were greeted at Luxembourg’s Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, before heading to the Grand Ducal Palace for an inspection of the guard with Grand Duke Henri. Despite the grey skies, the two parties seemed very happy to be in each other’s company, and … Continue reading

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Festivities in Maastricht to Mark 200th Anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

  August 31, 2014 at 2:24 am by

The heads of state of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany gathered in Maastricht yesterday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt for the celebrations, entitled ‘Hello World!’, in Maastricht, which included a fashion show, concert and an … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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