Thursday, April 5, 2012

At Home and Abroad

On March 29th, the Grand Duke welcomed the permanent representatives to the United Nations who participated in a seminar titled ""Diplomacy, Development and Defense: the need for a holistic approach to the maintenance of international peace and security" in Luxembourg at the palais. For more information and a picture have a look at the Lëtzebuerger Journal, the website of the cour or

On the very same day, the Hereditary Grand Duke visited the company REKA S.A. Accompanied by Françoise Hetto-Gaasch, Luxembourg's minister for small and medium-sized businesses and tourism, he toured the graphic and production facilities. Pictures can be found on the website of the cour, Manuel Dias has an extensive gallery as well.

Also last week, Archduke Carl-Christian, the brother-in-law of the Grand Duke, visited Madeira, the place of death and burial place of the last Austrian emperor Karl, Archduke Carl-Christian's grandfather, who died 90 years ago. Many other Habsburgs like Carl-Christian's cousins Archdukes Karl and Georg gathered in Madeira to commemorate their ancestor; so I cannot exclude that his wife Princess Marie-Astrid was on the Portuguese island either and just hasn't been photographed. Pictures can be found on the blog of the Partido Popular Monárquico.

Today, Prince Jean attended a conference titled "Entrepreneuriat, savoir faire et savoir vivre : le Luxembourg à l'honneur" at the
Palais des Congrès in Paris. The conference was held on the occasion of the trade show FISCAP. For more information have a look at the program of the conference.

In other news, the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin will host an exhibition titled
"The Silver Treasury of the Luxembourg Dynasty" between April 25th and June 3rd. The exhibition will be opened on the occasion of the visit of the grand ducal couple to Germany by the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess themselves and will contain many unseen pieces; so should you be in or around the German capital at that time it's probably worth a visit.

Source: CGD, FISCAL, Deutsches Historisches Museum, PPM

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