Thursday, November 23, 2017

Princess Marie Attends Wine Lunch in Singapore

On the 22nd, Princess Marie (wife of Prince Constantin) was in Singapore as the guest of honor for a wine lunch organized by Schmidt Vinothek Singapore. A little more information here, with the full invitation here.

No photos yet, but they'll be added if they're made available.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Prince Hans-Adam Hosted by Cambridge Union

Photo: Chris Williamson / Getty Images via Cambridge Union
Yesterday, Prince Hans-Adam II attended a gathering by the Cambridge Union, a debating and free speech society in, you guessed it, Cambridge, United Kingdom. However, even with my mad googling skills I don't seem to be able to find out what he exactly spoke about though I'm guessing it is the state in the third millenium. The Prince was also among the audience for an address by Professor Stephen Hawking two hours prior to his own speech.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Recognizes Orange Week

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 21st, in recognition of Orange Week and ending violence against women, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa hosted a round table event that welcomed a range of speakers from legal, medical, police, and social fields. The event focused on opportunities to stop domestic violence; last year, the Grand Duchess received the victims of domestic violence.

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Information from the Cour website.

Grand Duke Henri Receives Jean Jouzel and Lewis Pugh

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 21st, Grand Duke Henri received in audience climate scientist Jean Jouzel and Lewis Pugh,  former endurance swimmer and current Ambassador of Oceans within the United Nations Environment Program. Both were invited to speak at the 10th anniversary of IMS Luxembourg (with "IMS" standing for "Inspiring More Sustainability"). IMS Luxembourg focuses on encouraging corporate social responsibility among Luxembourg businesses and also creating a network of strategies for responsible practices.

Information from the Cour website. Also pictured above with the Grand Duke, Jouzel, and Pugh is Christian Scharff, the President of IMS Luxembourg.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Guillaume and Stéphanie On Finance Mission in Italy

Photo: Paola Arpone
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were on a mission today, a finance mission in Milan that is. The main item on their agenda was a seminar hosted by Luxembourg for Finance in cooperation with the Italian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (CCIL) entitled "Luxembourg, Connecting You With Financial Expertise". The Hereditary Grand Duke gave the opening remarks for the event also attended by the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna.
Photo: Pierre Gramegna / Twitter
Already last night, the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess as well as Minister Gramegna visited the "Inside Caravaggio" exhibition at the Palazzo Reale alongside the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala.

The cour offers another picture of today with hopefully more to come.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Attends Climate Change Conference

Photo: © Editpress / Fabrizio Pizzolante / Cour grand-ducale
On the 15th, Grand Duke Henri was in Bonn, Germany, to attend COP23, also known as the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (The event also represented the 13th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol Kyoto and 2nd part of the 1st session of the Conference of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.)

The event is held through the 17th and includes 25 heads of state in attendance. The five action areas for this meeting include "emissions, adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change, finance, partnerships and leadership."

More photos of the Grand Duke, along with his speech, at the Cour website.

Hereditary Grand Duke Attends Space Conference

Photo: © Ministère de l'Economie / Cour grand-ducale
On the 16th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was in Luxembourg City attend the conference NewSpace Europe, the first of its kind to focus on space as an industry. Jointly organized by the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and the Space Frontier Foundation, and hosted by the Ministry of the Economy, the event highlighted the increasing economic and technological opportunities that space as an ecosystem has to offer. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider was also present.

Information from the Cour website.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Guillaume and Stéphanie Celebrate "The Luxembourg Society"

Photo: The Luxembourg Society
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie are in London today where they attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Luxembourg Society. The Hereditary Grand Duke was on hand to deliver a speech during the occasion. The Luxembourg Society was formed in London in 1942 to promote closer relations and friendship between the United Kingdom and the Grand Duchy. Through its regular meetings in London, it assists Luxembourgers to find a circle of friends who are able and willing to help them during their stay in this country. It has particular relevance to students studying there.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Maria Teresa and Alexandra Attend UNESCO Event

Photo: © Unesco / Christelle Alix / Cour grand-ducale
On the 12th, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Alexandra were in Paris to attend an event honoring Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO. The Grand Duchess's ongoing work with UNESCO highlights micro-credit opportunities and the fight against poverty, as well as creating educational options for girls.

Information from the Cour website.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Grand Duchess at Red Cross Bazaar

Photo: Steve Eastwood / Luxemburger Wort /
The Grand Duchess went shopping for a good cause today and also got to pet some adorable dogs as she attended the annual Red Cross Bazaar. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is, of course, the President of the Luxembourgish branch of the organisation. The bazaar at the Hall Victor Hugo took place for the 71st time this year. The proceeds will benefit youth work done by the Red Cross in the Grand Duchy as well as their international work.