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Old 08-04-2009, 10:35 PM
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Thanks for these wonderful links! Where did you find them all?
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:57 AM
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wow....lalla Merien excellent work, you get many websites even a translator!!!
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:01 PM
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I have about 2,000 bookmarks related to royalty saved on my computer (various families and countries). I have been interested in royalty for about 15 years. I've just collected a list of websites as I've gone along. If you see a website that mentions royals in general or your favorite family bookmark it. I have also set my google and yahoo to send me alerts for key words like royal, princess, prince, king, grand duke, prince felix, ect...and I frequently get links in my email which feature photos or news that I hadn't found on my own. Most of it is junk, of course, but sometimes you get a "golden nugget." I also key in the names of my favorite royals/family into google and google images once a week and see what pops up. I have aquired a healthy collection of royal related photos by doing this.

Places like the websites of Netty, Dag and Henri have extensive sections of links which are a valuable source of information for the avid royal watcher. Visit the links section of them sometimes, and I'm sure you'll find at least one gem full of information you wanted to know but couldn't find. ATR is also a great newsgroup for reading because it has extensive participation and a huge history of messages to search.

I forgot to link one of my original favorite places - the site of Francois Velde you can find his section relating to royals here. It's not a gossip site it's full of facts, dates, figures, names, titles, constitutions and succession issues. It is an amazing source of information online, and he has links to other great sites.



Keep your peepers open when you're online and don't be afraid to create a royals folder in your bookmarks and start filling it with any site you come across. I have bunches of books, magazines and I keep a little notebook with names, dates, and places written in them. I mean if you're just into gossip and news (which I'm not saying is bad) then stick to the hot spots but if your interest is more serious or you just can't get enough Luxembourg GD Family (or other) info then visit the websites and link around. It's a good way to pass some time on a rainy day. I avoid Wikipedia but google has been my friend in my love of all things royal.

Now that you have places to start...bookmark away! And, please do share with us any links you stumble upon along the way.

Actually, babelfish is my favorite translator but when you use german then french on Luxembourgish it misses words so the other one is mega useful. I have yet to find a translator that will translate blocks of text or articles from Luxembourgish - but I'm looking for one!
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:29 AM
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you surprise me, and also you have given me a good idea. and you know now that any information the family, if you can get any information tell me, I would greatly appreciate!! :)
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for all those websites Lalla Meriem! I greatly appreciate the ones in English because I can't read German and my French is far from perfect! Thanks a lot.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:21 AM
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new blog Enjoy it

Lux-arazzi
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:10 PM
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Gui-yummy.

That is how I'd sum up "Lux-arazzi".
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:51 PM
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Gui-yummy.

well, He is Gui-yummy
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MAE - The Grand-Ducal Family / General Information about Luxembourg / Prague / Mini-Sites This is a page of luxembourg embassy in the Czech republic, especially the part of grand ducal family - clik on comprehensive file on this page, it is really amazing - beuatiful pics, many info about family, history, palaces, granduke's working day..
Hope you like it
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:10 AM
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The official website of the monarchy has been renewed.

Still no English version and still no mentioning of Tessy and the boys becoming a Princess/Princes in the biography of Prince Louis. I do think the following picture is new.
ImageBam - Fast, Free Image Hosting and Photo Sharing

They now have facebook:
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Cour Grand-Ducale (CourGrandDucale) on Twitter
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Official website has new design. I think taht it is better than before and there is also agenda, I have never found it in the old version... What are your opinions??
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:34 PM
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Yep, I like it too. They also updated some of the biographies.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:45 PM
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Too bad that there is no English language.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:30 PM
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there is a pdf in english that gives a pretty good background.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:50 AM
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Another Website about the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg:

ROYALS OF LUXEMBOURG
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:54 PM
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Cour's Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/courgrandducale/
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:06 AM
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It's time for the Grand Ducal court to update the 'family' page on their website: prince Charles is still missing and grand duke Jean's passing hasn't registered either.

It's interesting how they stress that they are close and spend a lot of time together as a family. I wonder what the reality behind that statement is. They haven't been able to produce a picture of the whole family together for a few years now... (or were all of them together during the last skiing holiday?)

The biography pages of both Guillaume and Stéphanie haven't been updated (i.e., included the birth of their son) either; and Charles doesn't have his own page yet.

Regarding Stéphanie's biography; I wonder why they state that "She grew up on the family property of Anvaing in Belgian Hainaut, surrounded by her seven brothers and sisters." - as I would assume that most of her childhood the majority of her sibling had left the 'family property' (i.e., castle); or did all of them live at home up until they were up to 36 years old (Jehan was 17 or 18 when she was born) while studying at university, starting to work and stay there after marriage?! Stéphanie was 9 when her eldest brother married and 12 when her sister Nathalie married. I don't know at what age her sister Gaëlle entered her convent but if younger than 32, Stéphanie would still be living at home.
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The Cour website has been inconsistent/slow to update for years. Recently, it seems their media/PR person is prioritizing social media with instagram, twitter, and facebook updated before the website.

With such a big family and several adult children having families of their own, I'd imagine it's difficult to get everyone together for a group photo. Members come and go during summer and winter holidays.

As for the statement about Stephanie's childhood surrounded by siblings, well...maybe the siblings kept in touch? Stephanie attended secondary schools in northern France and Brussels so she wasn't at Anvaing constantly either. I agree the writer could have left out the "surrounded by her seven brothers and sisters" part.
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The family use to spend a lot of time together and, like any family, have "drifted" somewhat since three of the children married when, like any family, suddenly holidays have to be split between the two families and there are children and suddenly even that big house is Cabasson isn't as big and roomy as it once looked. I think they are close its just tricky getting everyone in one picture, I know in my family there aren't that many occasions we are all together.

The website is massively out of date, I wonder if that will change soon as one of the point noted in the Waringo report was that while the Grand Duchess has a fancy new website of her own that of the Cour is outdated.

Maybe we will soon see a new website for them all which is more up to date.
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The family use to spend a lot of time together and, like any family, have "drifted" somewhat since three of the children married when, like any family, suddenly holidays have to be split between the two families and there are children and suddenly even that big house is Cabasson isn't as big and roomy as it once looked. I think they are close its just tricky getting everyone in one picture, I know in my family there aren't that many occasions we are all together.

The website is massively out of date, I wonder if that will change soon as one of the point noted in the Waringo report was that while the Grand Duchess has a fancy new website of her own that of the Cour is outdated.

Maybe we will soon see a new website for them all which is more up to date.
Hopefully. As the current one is hopeless. While they do report on activities, it shouldn't be too hard to keep the rest of the website up to date as well.

Cleaning up all the pages, so it doesn't paint a rosy picture that isn't true would help; such as them spending lots of time together - you can still be close without doing so - or having Stéphanie grow up 'surrounded by' her siblings, while pretty soon, most of them had left home. The message that the family is close; and that Stéphanie was the youngest of 8 provides sufficient information.
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