Monday, March 22, 2010

News, updates,pics and randomness...

Today is the birthday of Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa.

Saturday was the anniversary of the wedding of Princess Margaretha of Luxembourg and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein. There is a thread on the Royal Weddings MB with some nice pictures of their wedding.

On 22 February Guillaume was on hand to give awards at the Kraizbierg Foundation. There is a nice slide show of photographs on the website. I am a huge fan of the work that the Kraizbierg Foundation does. I am always proud to see Guillaume's regular participation in their events.

Thanks, Irene for sending along the update about the Kraizbierg website.

Guillaume is in the United States on official business to promote Luxembourg. I've yet to find a photograph or mention of this in any news. If you find something please send it over. He will hardly have any time for relaxation once he returns to Luxembourg before he is off on the Russian mission. It seems that Guillaume is scheduled to participate in many trips to promote Luxembourg this year.

The Grand Duke is supposed to attend the World Expo in Shanghai later this year. It is very extraordinary that the original Gelle Frau is going to be on display at the Expo. I think I stand with those who think it is risky and unnecessary for the grand golden lady to be on display when a copy would have served the purpose. Luxembourg is missing the Gelle Frau during the peak tourist season this year :(

The new ship Princess Marie-Astrid will enter the water on 3 April and will be christened on 10 April. Of course, Princess Marie-Astrid should be on hand to christen the 5th version of the ship that carries her name. She was 12 years old when she christened the first of these ships. The last was in 2000. The final touches are currently being added to the ship. At the 1993 event she had her super cute young son Archduke Christoph with her. I've attached a picture of this event. He's grown from super cute to smoking hot. Hopefully, my favorite Princess will bring along her 3 very attractive sons. ;)

I think I forgot to mention that 6 February was the wedding anniversary of Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg and Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria.

Valentine's Day was the anniversary of the wedding of Grand Duke Henri and Maria-Teresa Mestre. The Luxembourg family seems to favor February weddings.

I apologize for not updating so much this past month. I had finals and a death in my family. I've gotten things back in gear.

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