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London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

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Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

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Reception for Members of the IOC at Buckingham Palace

  July 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for members of the International Olympic Committee today. The Monarch invited IOC representatives from around the world to Buckingham Palace to welcome them to London. During the reception, Count Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC, made a speech, then presented the Queen with a set of Olympic medals. Her Majesty also addressed her guests, welcoming them to London. The Queen said: “In the coming days … Continue reading

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Stéphanie Joins Future In-Laws for Red Cross Event

  June 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm by

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy joined her future in-laws today at Berg Castle yesterday, for a special presentation by the Red Cross canine unit. The Countess was at the event with her fiancé, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, his parents, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and his younger brothers, Prince Félix and Prince Louis, who brought along his wife Tessy and their two sons, Gabriel and Noah. The Red … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Marks National Day

  June 24, 2012 at 7:28 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family yesterday marked the country’s official national day, with celebrations in the capital. A Te Deum mass was held this morning at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, attended by Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Louis and Princess Tessy. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich led the Te Deum, which included choral music by the Cathedral choir … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

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Final Day of the Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg

  March 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm by

The third and last day of the state visit to Luxembourg, March 22nd, began with a visit at the University of Luxembourg. Queen Beatrix, accompanied by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, visited the University Campus Limpertsberg and met the students. The Queen attended a high-level round table discussion with the President of the European Investment Bank, Mr Hoyer, and various other ministers. The students asked questions and … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day Two

  March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm by

The second day of Queen Beatrix’s state visit to Luxembourg started with a visit to Belval, where she arrived, along with Grand Duke Henri, by train. Belval is a quarter of Esch-sur-Alzette, in the south-west of Luxembourg. In Belval, the Queen visited the laboratory in the House of Biomedicine, part of the new University of Luxembourg. During the lunch offered by the Government of Luxembourg at the Chateau Bourglinster, the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Luxembourg, Day One

  March 21, 2012 at 2:25 am by

On March 20, Queen Beatrix started a three-day state visit to Luxembourg. The Queen was greeted at the Findel Airport by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and then a welcoming ceremony took palce at the Grand Ducal Palace with Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria-Theresa and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume. After that Queen Beatrix visited the Kanounenhiwwel Monument, a monument built to commemorate the victims of the World War II. In … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Ceremony 2011

  December 11, 2011 at 8:48 am by

The Swedish Royal Family has marked the 2011 edition of the Nobel Prize, with the gala ceremony held yesterday evening at the Stockholm Concert Hall. TM King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia and TRH Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip were all present for the ceremony, which featured the traditional awarding of the prizes – a diploma and Nobel Medal – by the King and performances … Continue reading

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Grand Ducal Family Poses for Media

  June 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Theresa posed at the Chateau de Berg in the town of Colmar-Bergalong with their sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Princes Félix, Louis and Sébastien, their daughter Princess Alexandra, their daughter-in-law Princess Tessy, their grandsons Princes Gabriel and Noah, and with their dogs. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess enjoyed some family fun at the lake and the sons of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy brought their bikes with them. … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Changes Succession

  June 24, 2011 at 9:11 am by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg has changed the families succession law in September 2010. This was officially announced on June 20 this year. Before the change in the law, a female member of the family could only succeed if there were no surviving male members of the family in male-line who were unmarried or who married with permission. Starting with the descendants of the current Grand Duke, man and woman have equal … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 24, 2011 at 3:29 am by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg has spent the past two days celebrating their National Day, which is also known as the official birthday of the Grand Duke. On June 22nd, the Grand Duke and Duchess visited the town of Oberanven, in the municipality of Niederanven, as one of the first events to mark the occasion. They began at the Niederanven Town Hall, where the couple customarily signed the guest … Continue reading

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State Visit from Luxembourg to Norway

  June 1, 2011 at 7:02 am by

On May 30th Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Oslo for a three-days State Visit to Norway. The couple was welcomed by the Norwegian Royal couple, King Harald V and Queen Sonja, with a formal ceremony on the Palace Square. The Crown Princely couple was also in attendance. After the ceremony the Grand Ducal couple attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremon, where foreign Heads of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess Reach Pearl Anniversary

  February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm by

Today, February 14th, marks the thirtieth wedding anniversary of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. The groom, then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri, son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was 25; while his bride, Cuban-born Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, daughter of José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla, was 24. The couple had met while studying political science at the University of … Continue reading

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30th Wedding Anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa

  February 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm by

February 14, 2011, will mark the 30th wedding anniversary of TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. New pictures have been released to celebrate this joyful event. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa have 4 sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, Prince Louis and Prince Sébastian, and 1 daughter, Princess Alexandra. Prince Louis is the only one of the children of the Grand … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Admitted to Hospital; Undergoes Angioplasty

  February 4, 2011 at 6:07 am by

Grand Duke Henri was admitted to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg yesterday, after complaining to the court physican of chest pains. A brief statement was released by the Grand Ducal Court a short time later, stating the Grand Duke was in a stable condition. It did not disclose a reason for his hospitalisation, however, the Grand Duke underwent an angioplasty later that afternoon. A statement released by the Communications Chief … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa receive the President of Germany

  November 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm by

TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg received the President of Germany, Christian Wulff, on November 12, 2010. After the official welcome, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess hosted an official lunch to honor the President. More information about the visit of the President of Germany can be found in the thread Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Current Events Part 6 (March 2008 … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri attends the 75th anniversary of ALI

  November 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the 75th anniversary of the ALI on November 10, 2010. ALI stands for “Association luxembourgeoise des ingénieurs”, which is French for “Association of Professional Engineers” The official website of foundation can be found HERE. In 1935 a group of 25 unemployed engineers was formed in order to defend the professional interests and the Association has been a non-profit organization since April 2002. More … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri visits Projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation

  October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg visited several projects of the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation on October 14, 2010. The Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation was established in 1982 in order to acquire and manage nature reserves. Over the years the main activity remained preserving and restoring of the natural environment. During the visit of the Grand Duke, it was announced that the symbolic threshold of 1000 hectares of nature reserves … Continue reading

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