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Old 10-11-2021, 09:39 AM
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To me it seems she is mainly focussing on France and not on Luxembourg these days. So perhaps she is trying to make sure she can attend society events in Paris with her head high & make people forget about her public humiliation. Making amends in Luxembourg does not seem to belong to her priorities, far from it even.

These kind of self-glorifying articles are rather curious for a royal to participate in, I can not recall many others doing the same. It seems rather narcissistic. And it gets even more bizarre when the Grand Duchess is using outright lies, like her grand-mother-in-law being delighted with the marriage from the start.
Query how long the Grand Duke will carry on in his role, given M-T seems to largely live in France.
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Old 10-11-2021, 09:56 AM
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Since I don't believe Henri is ready to abdicate, he will do it as long as he needs to. This is the new "normal" in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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Old 10-11-2021, 09:59 AM
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Since I don't believe Henri is ready to abdicate, he will do it as long as he needs to. This is the new "normal" in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
That could indeed be the way things develop. With Guillame now well married and with an heir, it may not be completely unthinkable to see a change of guard in a few years.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:18 AM
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I imagine that its a weekend marraige, with the G Duke visiitng her. But she is not likely to be ever doing royal duties in Lux , is she?
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Old 10-11-2021, 04:28 PM
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An interview by Vanity Fair France with the Grand Duchess, the subtitle of the article is:
a highness who wants to shake up the codes.

Link here.

Translation here.

I am not sure if this was known, AFAIK the version was always that GDss Charlotte was against the wedding and feigned a diplomatic 'cold' so she would not have to attend it:

It seems a PR piece mostly, based on the book about her marriage that she wrote with Stéphane Bern. Bern is also interviewed for the article. Apparently even Fidel Castro was 'seduced by her spirit'...

The author of the article is using some acrobatics to discuss the subject about the Grand Duchess problems in Luxembourg but no critical question is asked while the step taken by PM Bettel is highly exceptional. They come to a rather curious conclusion where the Grand Duchess is comparing herself to the Duke of Edinburgh and 'Kate' - to show how important a partner is to a royal.

I don't think her late mother-in-law was ever mentioned in the article and neither was Grand Duke Jean.
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To me it seems she is mainly focussing on France and not on Luxembourg these days. So perhaps she is trying to make sure she can attend society events in Paris with her head high & make people forget about her public humiliation. Making amends in Luxembourg does not seem to belong to her priorities, far from it even.

These kind of self-glorifying articles are rather curious for a royal to participate in, I can not recall many others doing the same. It seems rather narcissistic. And it gets even more bizarre when the Grand Duchess is using outright lies, like her grand-mother-in-law being delighted with the marriage from the start.
Indeed, the question is not so much whether it was known but whether it is true. My take: it isn't. It is just whitewashing by the GDss.

And I agree, she wasn't ousted for doing charity work but for THE WAY IN WHICH she went about things. Which is why such an unusual step was taken to remove her completely. Other royal consorts have been doing fine for decades taking up their own 'side projects' but except for prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (feel free to add other examples) who also received a clear demotion, all others were free to do so because they didn't behave badly.

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Query how long the Grand Duke will carry on in his role, given M-T seems to largely live in France.
According to the GDss a few more years. See previous discussions on this subject in this topic.
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:27 PM
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Grand Duke Henri visited the "Impf-bus", the mobile and walk-in vaccination center to facilitate access to vaccination.

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Old 10-14-2021, 02:05 PM
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Grand Duke Henri visited the vicinity of the Trëtterbaach River, one of the sites in the Natura 2000 network to preserve natural sites for their high value biodiversity.


https://monarchie.lu/fr/actualites/v...e-tretterbaach


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Old 10-20-2021, 11:43 AM
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GD Henri received today new Ambassadors


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Old 10-20-2021, 12:24 PM
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A lot of Ambassadeurs are for Belgium and Luxembourg.
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:58 AM
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In Differdange, Grand Duke Henri participated in the inauguration of the floating photovoltaic plant installed by the Luxembourg electricity supplier "Enovos" in an industrial basin of ArcelorMittal.


https://monarchie.lu/lu/node/2446

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The Grand Duchess has written a book about her own marriage. Stéphane Bern - French television presentor- is the co-author of the book. The title is 'Un amour souvereign'. AFAIK the book will only be available in French and not in Letzeburgish.

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A new book by the Grandess Duchess and Stephane Bern on the occassion of her 40th Wedding Anniversary

“Diving into the memories of forty years of marriage is an exercise that does not leave you unscathed.”

On 10 November , discover “Un amour Souverain”, a co-written by HRH the Grand Duchess and her long-time friend, the writer and journalist Stephane Bern"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCr-vKzW...pg&name=medium

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Old 10-28-2021, 06:40 AM
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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa as Patron has sent a message for the official launch of the major project "Esch 2022 - European Capital of Culture":


** monarchie: Esch 2022 - Message de S.A.R. la Grande-Duchesse **


And as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador she attended a meeting at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris:


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Old 11-02-2021, 03:16 PM
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In Differdange, Grand Duke Henri participated in the inauguration of the floating photovoltaic plant installed by the Luxembourg electricity supplier "Enovos" in an industrial basin of ArcelorMittal.


https://monarchie.lu/lu/node/2446

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVhg2qMI6F1/



A new book by the Grandess Duchess and Stephane Bern on the occassion of her 40th Wedding Anniversary

“Diving into the memories of forty years of marriage is an exercise that does not leave you unscathed.”

On 10 November , discover “Un amour Souverain”, a co-written by HRH the Grand Duchess and her long-time friend, the writer and journalist Stephane Bern"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCr-vKzW...pg&name=medium

https://twitter.com/AlbinMichel/stat...477962/photo/1

The Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa and Stéphane Bern during one of the working sessions around the realization of the book "Un amour Sovereign"


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Old 11-04-2021, 12:54 PM
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"The Grand Duchess unveils in a very personal interview the genesis of the book “a sovereign love”, in the company of her friend and co-author @stephane.bern.officiel. The entire interview will be broadcast tonight at 7 p.m. in “De Magazin” on @ rtl.letzebuerg"


https://www.instagram.com/p/CV2rDhBN5LC/


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On the occasion of the launch of the book "Un amour souverain", which traces 40 years in the life of the Grand-Ducal couple, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Stéphane Bern granted an exclusive interview to a RTL team.
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On the occasion of the decoration ceremony for deserving blood donors, the Grand Duchess, President of the Luxembourg Red Cross, congratulated all the donors for their exemplary commitment which allows each year to save lives.

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An engagement in Luxembourg?? Crikey, she must have a book she is trying to sell.
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Old 11-08-2021, 04:37 AM
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"The Grand Duchess unveils in a very personal interview the genesis of the book “a sovereign love”, in the company of her friend and co-author @stephane.bern.officiel. The entire interview will be broadcast tonight at 7 p.m. in “De Magazin” on @ rtl.letzebuerg"


https://www.instagram.com/p/CV2rDhBN5LC/


https://www.instagram.com/p/CV4qJjSNidg/


Video with the interview


https://www.rtl.lu/kultur/news/a/1812424.html
The interview was held in the house of Stephane Bern, near Paris. Not in Luxembourg. Although I have my own thoughts on this vanity project, I must say that the Grand Duchess is utterly charming and at ease in the interview. It is easy to see what made her popular in her adoptive country.

She talks about her wedding day, that she was received with so much warmth and enthusiasm that she didn't know how to respond but with an (air) kiss. That created a link between her and the people of Luxembourg, 'it created something that was never destroyed'.

I forgot that Stéphane Bern is half Luxembourgian. It explains his fascination perhaps.
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Old 11-08-2021, 10:27 AM
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I don't think his Book will be a bestseller or the favorite Christmas present.
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Old 11-09-2021, 12:25 AM
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The interview was held in the house of Stephane Bern, near Paris. Not in Luxembourg. Although I have my own thoughts on this vanity project, I must say that the Grand Duchess is utterly charming and at ease in the interview. It is easy to see what made her popular in her adoptive country.

She talks about her wedding day, that she was received with so much warmth and enthusiasm that she didn't know how to respond but with an (air) kiss. That created a link between her and the people of Luxembourg, 'it created something that was never destroyed'.

I forgot that Stéphane Bern is half Luxembourgian. It explains his fascination perhaps.
I agree. I have seen MT being interviewed . She is an elegant, warm and engaging woman when it's necessary.

But I have no problem at all believing that behind doors, the "underlings" at the Grand Ducal palaces are faced with another side of HRH.
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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi as part of his working visit to Luxembourg today, November 9:


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