Friday, June 21, 2013

This, That and Such

Photo: Charles Caratini / Cour grand-ducale
Last night, the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess attended the opening of a conference entitled "L’Afrique: terre d’opportunités" (Africa: Land of Opportunities) organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio. Other guests included Jean Asselborn, minister of foreign affairs, whose speech can be found here, and Marc Spautz, minister of corporation and humanitarian affairs.

As seen on the picture above, the Grand Duke welcomed an array of people at the palais today. The cause of their visit was to be bestowed with the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau.

The names of the array of people are Jeannot Bisenius, David Bressan, Guy Cailliau, Jacques Konsbruck, Maria Gomes-Vaz Alves, Jeannot Bernard, Pascal Konz, David Lesch, Chantal Bruck, Maria Rodrigues de Almeida, Gérard Frising, Daniel Charlier, Adelaide Magalhaes Marques, Marcia Brossi de Lima and Franck Olsem in case you know one of them and like to congratulate them. In case you do not, they are members of of the army or police, work for the cour in some capacity, or are otherwise active in public or institutional life.

 Photos: Anouk Antony / Luxemburger Wort /

Also today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa as well as Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie assisted at a dinner and general thank you event for the volunteers of the Games of the Small States of Europe that brought Luxembourg a lot of fun and us a lot of royal sightings.

More visuals of the event are viewable at Wort in German, Wort in French and Wort in English.

While Luxembourg will be celebrating its national day this weekend, Luis Sartorius, 5th Marquess de Mariño and stepson of Princess Nora of Liechtenstein will celebrate his wedding to Bárbara Pérez, mother of his two children, on Saturday at the Castillo del Belmondo in the province of Cuenca. We'll see if there'll be any more news about the wedding this weekend.

Source: CGD, Place Royale, Wort, Vanitatis

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