|Photo: Cour grand-ducale|
Grand Duke Henri handed out the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe earlier today. Since its creation in 1902 it is awarded to an artist who exhibits at the Salon Artistique of the Cercle artistique de Luxembourg. Easily noticeable, the award was named for and created by the former Grand Duke Adolph, the great-great grandfather of the current Grand Duke, on the initiative of his wife Grand Duchess Adelheid-Marie, an avid painter herself. The year's hopefully happy winner is Carine Kraus.
The Grand Duchess, who is the award's patron, was also supposed to attend according to the agenda of the cour but she doesn't seem to have been there as she is neither visible in the pictures nor is she mentioned in any article about the event. It has happened before that Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has pulled out of events on rather short notice but nevertheless I hope that there isn't any serious reason behind it. Check out the website of the cour for more visuals of the event which took place at the palais. Wort also has articles about it in German and French.