Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume Receives Young Scientists

Photo: © Cédric Allié / Cour grand-ducale
On December 13th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume received in audience some members, including young scientists, of the Jonk Fuerscher Lëtzebuerg Foundation. The Foundation President Carlo Hansen was also present for the audience. The young scientists of the Foundation are participating in a number of projects for 2017, including materials science, electromagnetic experiments, and 3D opportunities.

Grand Ducal Family Hosts Soldiers and Police Force

Photo: Roland Miny / Pressphoto
Yesterday, members of the Grand Ducal family hosted the annual reception at the Château de Berg for the members of Luxembourg's army and police force who took part in humanitarian and peacekeeping missions abroad this year. The reception welcomes not only the members of the army and police force but also their spouses, significant others, parents, and children. The event occurs shortly before Christmas every year, as the Grand Ducal Family opens the grand dining room and the ceremonial hall to their guests. 
Photo: Roland Miny / Pressphoto
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie as well as Prince Sébastien were on hand to greet the guests. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, of Internal Security and of Defence Etienne Schneider as well as Francine Closener, Secretary of State of the Economy, of Internal Security and of Defence were also present for the reception. 

More photos from Pressphoto.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stéphanie Visits "Para Sempre" Exhibition

Photo: Marion Dessard
Last night, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the new "Para Sempre" exhibition at the Centre Culturel Portugais Camões. The exhibition featuring works by Portuguese artist Miguel Branco will run until January 22, 2018. Miguel Branco's works have also been regularly featured in exhibitions by the Mudam. The "Para Sempre" exhibition was organised by Les amis des musées d'art et d'histoire Luxembourg that the Hereditary Grand Duchess is the patron of.

More visuals at the cour.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hereditary Grand Duchess Visits Creators' Market

Photo: Marion Dessard / Mudam Luxembourg
This weekend, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the Marché des Créateurs - or Creators' Market - at the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean where she toured the stands. The museum describes the event as "an opportunity to bring together designers using different techniques and working in diverse disciplines and universes (product, fashion and textile design, illustrations, jewellery...). There are a multitude of revisited or totally new objects that reflect the effervescence of contemporary production. Limited editions, handcrafted or edited products: the Marché des créateurs bears witness to great creativity and is a unique occasion for innovating designers and the public to meet." The Hereditary Grand Duchess is the president of the administrative board of the Mudam.

Grand Duke Receives Mayor of Berlin

Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Earlier today, Grand Duke Henri welcomed the governing mayor of Berlin for an audience at the palais. Michael Müller is also currently serving as the President of the Bundesrat, which also makes him deputy to the President of Germany. He was on a working visit to Luxembourg today.

Grand Duke Meets Bishops

Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Grand Henri received a delegation of members of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe at the palais today. He is pictured above with (from the left) the Secretary General Duarte da Cunha, the President of the Council of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe Angelo Cardinal Bagnasco and Luxembourg's Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Henri and Maria Teresa Inaugurate Railway Station

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 10th, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the inauguration for the new Howald and Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg railway stations. The event opened at Howald where the Grand Duke unveiled the new station name. Afterwards, the Grand Ducal couple visited the station at Pfaffenthal-Kirchberg, and from there traveled by Tram to visit the new Tramsschapp administrative building to attend an academic session.

More photos at the Cour website.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Guillaume and Stéphanie Open Exhibition in Brussels

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Olivier Polet
Remember the De Mains de Maîtres exhibition initiated by the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess which took place in Luxembourg late last year? The exhibition showcasing local Luxembourgish talent has just gone international once more. After Luxembourg and France, the exhibition is now being shown in Belgium. On Thursday night, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie attended the opening in Brussels. The Hereditary Grand Duchess gave the opening remarks.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Olivier Polet
The exhibition "Of Master Hand" highlights some 60 young craftsmen and art designers from the Grand Duchy and the Grand Region. Its aim is to note the country's young talented creatives and to highlight the beauty and importance of the transfer of know-how to younger generations. The idea behind the the exhibition comes from no other than the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess themselves who launched the initiative together with the Chamber of Trade and the Ministries of Economy and Culture.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Olivier Polet
In case you are based in Brussels or will be around in the coming weeks: The exhibition, located at the Embassy of Luxembourg as well as the Galerie Lin Delletaille, will run until December 15 and 16 respectively. Much more information and another pictures available from the cour.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Receives Five Ambassadors

Photo: Grand Duke Henri with Ambassador Od Och of Mongolia /
© Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On December 5th, Grand Duke Henri received in audience five new ambassadors for the presentation of credentials: Od Och, Ambassador for Mongolia; Nonye Udo, Ambassador for the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Novisi Aku Abaidoo, Ambassador for the Republic of Ghana; Raul Fernandez Daza, Ambassador for the Republic of Chile; and Emma Julia Villatoro Tario, Ambassador for the Republic of El Salvador.

More photos of the audiences at the Cour website.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Visits Science Center

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
On the 6th, Grand Duke Henri paid a visit to the Luxembourg Science Center, where he learned more about its focus and goals, in addition to the larger purpose of inspiring scientific and technological interests in young people. Highlights of the visit included a chance to step inside the optical scanner (pictured above) and view experiments in robotics. The Grand Duke also viewed a 1907 diesel engine that was once at the Château de Colmar-Berg and which was donated by Grand Duke Jean to the Institut Supérieur de Technologie in 1977.

A number of other fun photos at the Cour website.