|Photo: Paul Trummer / Liechtensteiner Volksblatt|
The Liechtensteinische Kraftwerke, the Principality's major power company, recently decided to donate 61,500 Swiss franc to some of the country's charity organisations. Among the 23 lucky chosen ones was the Liechtenstein Red Cross and as its president Princess Marie assisted at a little celebration marking the company's generosity on Tuesday. Already last week, Princess Marie was in Austria to take part in the graduation ceremony of the Philosophical-Theological University of Heiligenkreuz Abbey. Both Princess Marie and her husband Prince Hans-Adam II were recently made honorary senators of the Pontifical Athanaeum.
Also last week Princess Nora participated in the 42nd General Assembly of the European Olympic Committee (EOC) in Rome. The only sister of Prince Hans-Adam has been a member of the IOC since 1984 and also served as president of the National Olympic Committee of Liechtenstein between 1982 and 1992. During the course of the event her successor as president of the Liechtenstein Olympic Sports Federation (LOSV) was honoured with the Laurel Award and Princess Nora made it into the picture marking the event as well. More recently and in Madrid, she attended an event raising funds for children in need alongside the Duchess of Anjou as well as the 7th Spanish youth congress entitled "What really matters".
Today and already kind of mentioned during a recent post, Grand Duke Henri met yet another time with likely future prime minister and formateur Xavier Bettel. While nothing (that I could find) has become known about the meeting and the topics discussed, Luxembourg's new government is taking shape with a whole lot of swearing-in ceremonies to take place next week - we will keep you posted on everything where the Grand Duke pops up during those events; for everything else check the servicey people at Wort or Tageblatt.
Last Sunday, Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria, husband of Luxembourg's very own Princess Marie-Astrid, was supposed to give a lecture about his grandfather Blessed Emperor Karl at the Maison Notre Dame de Fatima in Bieuzy in Brittany. If you were any more successful in locating pictures of the actual event instead of the invitations, drop us a line.
A lecture of a very different kind was meanwhile given yesterday by Prince Philipp at the Stuppach Resort in Lower Austria where he talked about the history of the Princely Collections of the House of Liechtenstein.