Saturday, September 20, 2014

Grand Duke Jean Attends Fencing Tournament

Photo: Laurent Blum / Luxemburger Wort /
Earlier today, Grand Duke Jean was among the spectators of the Challenge Dr Emile Gretsch fencing tournament at the Centre Sportif Henri Schmitz in Esch-sur-Alzette. Dr Emile Gresch, for whom the tournament is named, wasn't only a three-time Olympian in fencing but also the doctor who delivered all the five children of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte and Grand Duke Jean. Dr Gresch, who died in 2004 at the age of 95, became court physician in 1980. He was later named honorary court physician and has also fought fencing matches against Grand Duke Jean himself.

Pictures of Luxembourg's former head of state at the tournament can be found at Wort.

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