Monday, July 18, 2011

Handsome Young European Prince Visits California. No, Not That One.

I admit it, I stole that headline from but somehow I don't understand it... When I think of "Handsome European Princes," our dear Guillaume is one of the first gentlemen that come into my mind and certainly not "That One," or at least what I think that they think the "one" would be ;)

Anyway, as mentioned earlier, the world's only Hereditary Grand Duke visited San Francisco as part of an Economic Mission from the world's only Grand Duchy led by Jeannot Krecké.

During their stay in California, they visited the Plug and Play Tech Center, eBay, and met with the mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Luxembourgish consulate in San Francisco. Besides their embassy in Washington D.C., the Grand Duchy has two consulates in the United States; one in San Francisco and the other one in New York.

During their meeting, Edwin Lee presented Guillaume a proclamation making July 13th the "Consulate General of Luxembourg Day in San Francisco." The Hereditary Grand Duke was also endowed with a portfolio of pre-1906 earthquake images of San Francisco. In turn he gave Edwin Lee a copper etching print by Philippe Emmanuel Lamesch, a Luxembourgish born artist now living in the Bay Area.

Sources: Cour Grand-Ducale,,,, Philippe Lamesch


  1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who didn't quite understand the MecuryNews headline!

  2. As far as I'm concerned, Guillaume is far more attractive than that other prince who bears the same name (albeit in a different language). 

    Great piece Sydney!

  3. A number of months ago I published a list of "royal bachelors" - and HGD was at the top of the list.  He is very good looking (solid head of hair) and is first in line!  At the time I wrote it, I believe William was engaged, but had he been single, Guillaume would have still topped the list, no doubt!