Sunday, September 1, 2013

What Else Went On

While we were focusing on Guillaume's and Stéphanie's visit to Nassau and the Egypt-Afghanistan wedding and its guests, there were a few other things going on in both Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
Photo: Elma Korac / Liechtensteiner Vaterland /
In Liechtenstein news... Yesterday, Hereditary Prince Alois welcomed his country's thirty best apprentices at the Schloss. Already since 1979, it has been a tradition that the best apprentices of each year are invited to the castle for a reception and to sign their name into a golden book. Invited are people with grade of 5.3 or better (for details on Liechtenstein's academic grading system, check out the Wikipedia post about the Swiss system). This year 12 women and 18 men were among the lucky ones to merit an invitation, and more importantly get such excellent training qualifications. A video is available via Volksblatt, another one at 1 FL TV.

In Luxembourg news... If you are a regular follower of our blog, you might remember that Pierre Mores resigned from his post as Maréchal de la Cour in early summer. Yesterday, prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker swore in the new court marshal, Pierre Bley, who will start his new job as the head of the Grand Ducal administration tomorrow (if it's like any other job and does not start on a Sunday). Mr Bley will also represent the Family at official functions in the future. Until July, he worked as the director of the Luxembourg Enterprise Union (UEL).

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