Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Red Cross Anniversary

Photo: Alain Rischard / Editpress / Luxemburger Tageblatt / Tageblatt.lu
As mentioned before, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended an academic session organised on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Luxembourgish branch of the Red Cross. The initiative to found a Red Cross organisation in the Grand Duchy at the beginning of World War I had come from no other than Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde. In her quality as president of the Croix Rouge, Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa held a speech at tonight's event. Other guests at the event taking place at the Grand-Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg included prime minister Xavier Bettel, the president of parliament Mars di Bartolomeo, a number of other politicians and the president of the International Red Cross Peter Maurer.

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

Source: Tageblatt, Cour grand-ducale

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