Sunday, May 21, 2017

Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Attend Pontifical Mass for Closing of the Octave

Photo: René Scho / RTL /
Today is the fifth Sunday after Easter and so it is once again time for one of the Grand Duchy's major events of the year: the closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, Comforter of the Afflicted. ("What's that", you may ask - we conveniently explain everything to you in this Luxarazzi 101.) 

This afternoon will see a grand procession to mark the religious celebrations that is the closing of the Octave. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, as well as Prince Félix and Princess Claire are all confirmed to attend. Let's keep our fingers crossed that we will also see Amalia and Liam for the traditional balcony appearance.

This morning, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess attended the equally traditional pontifical mass at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame to kick off the closing celebrations. Expect an upgraded dress code also featuring hats this afternoon. RTL has more pictures of the morning and a continues livestream.

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