|Photo: Lex Kleren / Luxemburger Wort / Wort.lu|
While the royal watching world looked towards Stockholm for the royal wedding with the weirdest song selections ever, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie stayed home in the Grand Duchy and hung out with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and his husband, Ministers Maggy Nagel and François Bausch as well as Luxembourg mayor Lydie Polfer at the opening of the Rotondes. The Rotondes are a cultural, concert and performance venue located in two former railroad roundhouses behind the Luxembourg City central station. The buildings have been heavily renovated during the past couple of years.
The official opening took place at 5pm today though there were and are performances and installations all around the Rotondes for the whole day and throughout the enture evening. And the festival is not over yet: Tomorrow, there'll be a programme tailored for families and which, apart from the performances and installations presented the day before, comprises a brunch, concerts and a series of artistic performances over the course of the day. So if you should be in or around Luxembourg this weekend, this sounds like a great idea to spend a Sunday afternoon out!
And no, there wasn't any Luxembourgish (or Liechtenstein) representation at the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden, which - in retrospect - is kind of sad, I would have loved to write a post about it! Everyone should have had the chance to experience Umbrella-ella-ella first hand.