Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Birthday, a Conference and Much More

Thanks to the recently introduced agenda we now know what the members of the Grand Ducal Family will be up to. Unfortunately, the agenda still is somewhat sketchy as there are more events the family attends than those listed on the official website. Still we are happy about any information we get on their official engagements, so here is what is planned for the next couple of days...

Tonight, the Hereditary Grand Duke will be in in the Norwegian capital Oslo to attend a private dinner that will take place at The Royal Palace to celebrate the 40th birthday of Princess Märtha-Louise, the daughter of the King and Queen of Norway.

On Tuesday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume will give a speech at the opening of the 20th Alfi Global Distribution Conference. In case you are not in knowledge of every abbreviation there exists: Alfi is the short form for Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry and the conference will focus on the latest developments in cross-border distribution of Luxembourg investment funds especially in the Asian region.

Three days later on upcoming Friday, Guillaume will attend the 21st charity gala of the Kraïzbierg Foundation in Mondorf-les-Bains.

On October 1st, Grand Duke Henri will make his way to Muri, Switzerland to attend the funeral of Archduke Félix of Austria, the last surviving child of Blessed Emperor Karl and Empress Zita who died on September 6th, just a few weeks after his brother Archduke Otto, aged 95 in Mexico. Archduke Felix was named after Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma, the brother of Empress Zita, a born Princess of Bourbon-Parma, and, I'm sure you all know, the husband of Grand Duchess Charlotte.
As always at a Habsburg event, we can hope for appearances of Princess Marie-Astrid, her husband Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria and a few of their children.

A day later, the Grand Duke will attend a church service at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg in the course of national commemoration day. Afterwards he will visit the Monument National de la Solidarité on the Kanounenhiwwel. The monument was erected to commemorate the dead of the Second World War, as well as Luxembourgish resistance and solidarity against Nazi Germany, that invaded Luxembourg on May 10th, 1940.

Sources: Cour Grand Ducale,, Alfi Global Distribution Conference - Programme, Wikipedia - German occupation of Luxembourg in World War II, Wikipedia - Kanounenhiwwel

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