Thursday, March 27, 2014

Grand Ducal Couple in Strasbourg

Photo: European Council / Cour grand-ducale
Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa were in Strasbourg where they visited the European Council as well as the European Court of Human Rights. After the arrival at the European Council, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess had an exchange of views with the Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Anne Brasseur, and the Chairman of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Herwig Van Staa. Afterwards they made a short visit to a bronze monument called Interpénétration by the late Luxembourgish artist Lucien Wercollier standing in front of the Palace of Europe which houses the European Council.

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess subsequently made their way to the European Court of Human Rights where Grand Duke Henri held a speech in the presence of the President of the Court, Dean Spielmann. To round off the day, Luxembourg's ambassador and permanent representative to the European Council hosted a reception in honour of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa during the course of which the royal couple met with Luxembourgish students living in Strasbourg. (You might remember that there are quite a few of them.)

More pictures are available at Tageblatt and on the website of the cour.

Source: Cour grand-ducale

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