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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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National Day Celebrations Wrap Up in Luxembourg

  June 24, 2009 at 1:00 pm by

The final half of the celebrations for Luxembourg’s national day began with the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, Prince Sébastien, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Prince Félix and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attending the Te Deum laudamus with military and public officials and the heads of the various diplomatic missions to the Grand Duchy. The service was followed by a salute of 101 cannon shots at Fetschenhaff. As is normal, … Continue reading

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Grand Ducal Family Out in Force in Luxembourg City

  June 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm by

The entire Grand Ducal family, minus Princess Alexandra who is busily studying for her exams, turned out in Luxembourg City after the day celebrations by the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess in Ell to see the traditional torchlit procession and firework display. This is also an occassion for the entire family to be ‘seen’ by the public, as they walk from their city residence the Grand Ducal Palace to the … Continue reading

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National Day Celebrations Begin in Luxembourg

  June 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

The celebrations for Luxembourg’s National Day kicked off today in Ell with an official visit from the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess where, together with government officials and members of the community, they laid a wreath of flowers at the Monument des Mars before visiting the city council. They later visited the local school, where they watched a theatrical performance by pre-schoolers and then listened to speeches in the playground … Continue reading

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New Titles for Grand-Ducal Family

  June 23, 2009 at 12:50 pm by

During the celebrations of Luxembourg’s National day, Grand Duke Henri has announced that Tessy de Nassau, wife of Prince Louis, will now be styled as Princess of Luxembourg, and their two sons will be styled Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah de Nassau. His daughter Princess Alexandra has also received the position of a knight in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, which is an order … Continue reading

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Audiences with the Grand Duke and Duchess

  June 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm by

The Grand Duke this week has held three audiences, the first of which, on Tuesday, was with the Prime Minister of the Ukraine, Yulia Timochenko. He then recieved on Friday the recipients of the Order of Adolphe, a chivalric order officially known as the Ordre du Mérite Civil et Militaire d’Adolphe de Nassau that was originally created for members of the Duchy of Nassau, and has now passed on to … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri holds Audiences

  May 26, 2009 at 5:06 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri received in audience at the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg the organising committee of the centenary celebrations of the Fédération d’Aéronautique un d’Astronautique Luxembourgeoises and the senior members of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. For more information, please see this thread.

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Presentation of the Charlemagne Prize & Audiences

  May 24, 2009 at 5:15 am by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended the International Charlemagne Prize ceremony at the Hotel de Ville of Aix-la-Chapelle, which was presented to Dr. Andrea Riccardi, historian and founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio. For more information, please see this thread. The Grand Duke also received this week in audience the Secretary-General of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, HE Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, during his official visit … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family attends Octave Closing

  May 18, 2009 at 1:47 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force yesterday, celebrating the closure of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg. The event is an annual event attended by the family. In attendance this year, as usual, were the Grand Duke and Duchess, accompanied by Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien and Prince Louis and his wife Tessy de Nassau. The family participated in the traditional procession, where the statue … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Receives Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg

  May 8, 2009 at 10:27 am by

Today Grand Duke Henri received in audience members of the Board of Directors of De Verband Fédération Agricole Luxembourg SC, a company which specialises in agricultural machines rental, machines for horticulture and cattle feed. The Grand Duke has also received recently in audience the Director General of UNICEF, Madame Anne M. Veneman, the new Director General of MUDAM, the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, the Russian Minister of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Opens Grünewald Forest to the Public

  April 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Grand Duke Henri yesterday opened the forest of Grünewald to the public, following an agreement made on January 16th between the State of Luxembourg and the Grand Duke that the forest would be put at the disposal of the state and its people during certain times of the year and that the state would pay for a portion of the maintenance and upkeep of the Grünewald. As part of the … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Parliament Removes Grand Duke’s Power

  March 17, 2009 at 7:16 pm by

The Luxembourg Government passed an amendment to Article 34 of the Luxembourg Constitution on March 12th, removing Grand Duke Henri’s power to vote on parliamentary matters. The Grand Duke now has a more ceremonial role in the Government; while he must sign the acts and bills of parliament, he does not enact them. This is much like the role of several of Henri’s European counterparts. The issue of the Grand … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess hold audience at Chateau Berg

  March 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm by

Yesterday Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg received in an audience the Director General of the Grand-Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM), Marie-Claude Beaud at Chateau Berg, a private residence of the Grand-Ducal Family situated about 30 kilometres from Luxembourg City. For more information, please see this thread.

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Grand Duke and Duchess in Esch-sur-Sure

  March 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

The Grand Duke and Duchess paid a joint visit to the dam of Esch-sur-Sure, and then attended the academic session at the Cultural Center Heiderscheid. The visit was part of the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Lac de la Haute-Sûre and the 10th anniversary of the Parc Naturel de la Haute. For more information, please see this thread

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Grand Duke Henri Returns to Work

  March 5, 2009 at 4:59 pm by

Grand Duke Henri, after cancelling his most recent engagements due to a bout of broncho-pnuemonia, today returned to work, attending a presentation about the proposed extension of central storage pumping in Vianden. This extension will include the construction of a pump-turbine of 200MW and additional expansion of the upper and lower reservoirs of the order of 500.000m³. It is not known when the cancelled engagements, including a state visit to … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Cancels Engagements

  February 14, 2009 at 2:55 pm by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke has cancelled all upcoming engagements due to being seriously ill with broncho-pneumonia, the same disease for which his aunt, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, was hospitalised in Brussels. The Grand Duke said in a statement issued by the Grand-Ducal Palace that he hopes to resume his duties “as soon as possible.” The last public engagement he carried out was ten days ago, an audience with the President of … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Postpones State Visit

  February 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm by

It has been announced that the Grand Duke of Luxembourg has postponed his state visit to Vietnam, which was originally scheduled for the 12th-15th February. In a statement yesterday, the Foreign Ministry said that the visit was being postponed due to health reasons, but that the Grand Duke hoped to make the visit as soon as possible.

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Italian President Visits Luxembourg

  February 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm by

Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy, paid a three-day State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg beginning on February 2. The President and his wife, Clio, were received by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa upon their arrival to Luxembourg, before official photographs were taken at the Grand Ducal Palace. That evening, the customary gala banquet was held for the guests. Both the Grand … Continue reading

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