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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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Beatrix and Henri at the Reopening of Villa Vauban

  May 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Luxembourg on May 1st, where she attended an event with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The trio reopened Villa Vauban after five years of renovations, and also opened the inaugural exhibition, entitled ‘The Golden Age Reloaded’, of the new museum. The museum houses a large part of a collection from the Dutch Golden Age (17th century works), as well as … Continue reading

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Firemen called to the Grand Ducal Palace

  February 5, 2010 at 8:27 am by

Earlier this morning, the fire department of Luxembourg City was called to attend to a fire at the Grand Ducal Palace. They arrived to find smoke coming from the windows of the palace’s basement, where the laundry rooms are. It is believed a faulty washing machine or dryer is the cause of the small fire, which caused damage to only minor parts of the palace limited to the laundry rooms. … Continue reading

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Audiences with the Grand Duke and Duchess

  January 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm by

On Wednesday, Grand Duke Henri received in audience Mr Herman van Rompuy, the President of the European Council during his working visit to Luxembourg. On the same day, his wife Grand Duchess Maria Teresa received Mme Marguerite Barankitse, the President of Shalom (‘Peace’ in English), which is a charitable organisation founded to aid the reunification of familes and the readaption of orphans and refuges back into society in Burundi, which … Continue reading

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Grand-Ducal Audience with Dr. Bertrand Piccard

  November 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm by

Grand Duke Henri received in audience Dr Bertrand Piccard, a psychiatrist, balloonist, lecturer, UN Goodwill Ambassador and the President of the charity ‘Wings of Hope’, which fights against childhood disease noma, in the Grand-Ducal Palace yesterday. Originally from Lausanne in Switzerland, Dr. Piccard is visiting Luxembourg to attend the conference ‘Innovation for Sustainable Performance’. For more information, please see this thread.

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Grand Duke Celebrates Railway Anniversary

  October 31, 2009 at 6:54 am by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday participated in the celebrations in Luxembourg of the 150th anniversary of rail travel in the Grand Duchy, attending an academic session at the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg. The first line, from Luxembourg to Arlon and Thionville, was opened on 4-5th October 1859. The Grand Duke also accepted the credentials of Madam Elisabeth Simbrao, the Ambassador of Angola to Belgium and the Netherlands as the Extraordinary and … Continue reading

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Elderly Grand Duke attends Concert with Children

  October 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm by

Grand Duke Jean yesterday attended a concert held by the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The 88-year-old Grand Duke was accompanied by his five children: HRH The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, HIRH Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, HRH Prince Jean, HRH Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein and HRH Prince Guillaume. The concert was held in homage to HRH the late Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duke Jean’s wife. The Grand Duchess died in January … Continue reading

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Luxembourg State Visit from President McAleese

  October 17, 2009 at 4:24 am by

Upon the invitation of HRH The Grand Duke, President Mary McAleese of the Republic of Ireland paid a state visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg this past Wednesday and Thursday. The President was welcomed by Grand Duke Henri and HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume as she and husband Doctor Martin McAleese arrived in Luxembourg, before the delegation headed to the city for the official welcoming ceremony and a viewing … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri & Son at Government Reception

  October 14, 2009 at 6:34 am by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his eldest son Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume gave a reception yesterday at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg after the opening ceremony of the new term (2009/2010) of the Chamber of Deputies, Luxembourg’s parliament. Grand Duchess Mari­a Teresa was not in attendance, presumably due to a recent operation. For more information, please see this thread.

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New Portraits Mark Nine Years of Grand Duke’s Reign

  October 7, 2009 at 11:10 pm by

The Court of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today released a series of new family portraits to mark the ninth anniversary of HRH Grand Duke Henri’s accession to the throne. The set of fourteen photos features the entire Grand Ducal Family; and for the first time included Princess Tessy, the wife of Prince Louis, and the couple’s two sons, Gabriel and Noah, in an official photo with the whole family. … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Sons in America

  September 4, 2009 at 2:45 am by

Grand Duke Henri and sons Prince Felix, Prince Louis and Prince Sebastien were in the United States early in August on a private visit to witness the dedication of the Luxembourg-America cultural centre with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and wife Jessica Doyle, along with various government officials from both Luxembourg and the USA. Following the ceremony, the Grand-Ducal family and Governor were given a private tour of the centre and … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Swears In His New Government

  July 24, 2009 at 6:12 am by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday swore in the new Luxembourg government at the Château de Berg. The Grand Duke spent the morning in audience with outgoing members of the government, thanking them for their “good and loyal service.” He also awarded the members of the government who had already served a first term the Order of Civil Merit of Adolphe. In the afternoon, at 2:30, the Grand Duke, as Head of … Continue reading

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