Saturday, July 21, 2018

Prince Sebastien at Buckingham Palace

Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Collection privée
On the 19th, Prince Sebastien participated in the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, as flag-bearer of the 1st Batallion Irish Guards. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were present for the occasion. Prince Jean also served in the Irish Guards during World War II and can be seen in the painting behind the family.

A video and more photos available from Wort.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Funeral of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma

Grand Duke Henri, Prince Jean and Princess Sibilla were among the mourners at the funeral of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma on Friday. Prince Michael, a first cousin of Grand Duke Jean, died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on July 7 at the age of 92. The funeral at the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris was also attended by an array of other royals, possibly even more members of the extended Grand Ducal Family.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer Opening for the Palais Grand-Ducal

The Palais grand-ducal is wrapping up its annual school visits that welcome Luxembourg students and allow them to view the building and learn more about the Grand Duchy's working history. More than 650 students from 27 different schools passed through the Palais grand-ducal's corridors, as part of their end-of-school trip.

After this, the doors will be open to the general public for regular summer tours. In fact, guided tours in several languages will be available from July 14th to September 2nd, with a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales going to support the Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Exhibition About Ancestors

Photo: Caroline Martin / Contacto / Luxemburger Wort /
Yesterday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie paid a visit to to exhibition "De Portugal ao Luxemburgo" at the Musée national d'histoire et d'art Luxembourg celebrating the 125th wedding anniversary of Grand Duke Wilhelm IV and Grand Duchess Maria Ana. The exhibition is officially opened today but the couple, together with the Secretary of State for Culture Guy Arendt and the ambassadors of both countries, Carlos Pereira Marques and Jean-Jacques Welfring, got a sneak peek of the official jointly organised by the museum, the cour grand-ducal and the Portuguese embassy in Luxembourg.

For more pictures, check out Contacto.

Hereditary Grand Duke Attends Model United Nations

Photo: © Didier Weber / RTL
On the 8th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attended the Model United Nations with 150 other young people. They were there to experience a simulation of a United Nations General Assembly, with about 70 attendees from outside the Grand Duchy. Each participant represented a different country and advocating on behalf of its viewpoints. The young people also engaged with current issues that affect delegates of the United Nations and explored the challenges that UN delegates face in addressing these issues.

Information and more photos from RTL.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Arles

Photo: Letzarles / David Nivère
Already on Friday but with still no visuals available online, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the French town of Arles for "Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles". The couple supported two Luxembourgish photographers taking part in the event by attending the double exhibition opening of "Bad News" by Pasha Rafiy and "On the Other Hand" by Laurianne Bixhain. The Hereditary Grand Duchess is the patron on the exhibitions.

Update: Pictures now available at the cour.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hereditary Prince Receives New Ambassadors

Photo: IKR
Yesterday, Hereditary Prince Alois received Austria's new ambassador to the Principality to Schloss Vaduz where Elisabeth Bertagnoli presented her credentials to Liechtenstein's regent. Already on June 20 - and possibly totally missed by us due to all the Luxembourgish National Day shenanigans but I'm too lazy to look it up - the Hereditary Prince also received the letters of credence of the new ambassadors of Mongolia, Lebanon, Switzerland and the Philippines.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Grand Duke Visits Exhibition

Photo: MNHA / Tom Lucas
Yesterday, Grand Duke Henri visited the exhibition Le lieu céleste. Les Etrusques et leurs dieux – Le Sanctuaire Fédéral d’Orvieto, which translates to "Heavenly place. The Etruscans and their Gods - The Federal Sanctuary of Orvieto". The exhibition at the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Luxembourg is placed under the high patronage of the Grand Duke together with the President of the Italian Republic.

More pictures and info at the cour.

Grand Duke Honors Ponts et Chaussées Anniversary

Photo: © Frank Meiers / Cour grand-ducale
On July 2nd, Grand Duke Henri attended an academic session to honor the 175th anniversary of  the Ponts et Chaussées. Also in attendance were President of the Chambre des députés Mars di Bartolomeo, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch, and Minister of Labour Nicolas Schmit.

More photos and information available from the Cour website.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Grand Duke At "Foire Agricole" in Ettelbrück

Photo: Henri Schwirtz / RTL
Earlier today, Grand Duke Henri was in Ettelbrück where he was among the many visitors of the Foire Agricole, where members of Luxembourg's agricultural community came together. A range of programs were available for attendees to see the livestock, learn more about new equipment, and watch the shows.

RTL has a ton of photos of the whole event.