Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jean, Guillaume, and Stéphanie Attend Concert

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
On the evening of the 29th, Grand Duke Jean, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie attended the 12th tribute concert to honor Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. The event, held at Philharmonie Luxembourg (with the Etablissement public Salle de Concerts Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte), featured the Orchester des Champs Elysées under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe. Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout also played in the performances that highlighted music by Beethoven.

Information from the Cour website.

Maria Teresa Attends Academic Session About Alzheimer's

Photo: © Association Luxembourg Alzheimer / Cour grand-ducale
On the 29th, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended an academic session to honor the 30th anniversary of the Association Luxembourg Alzheimer (ALA). She has been a patron of the organization since 1991.

A little more information from the Cour website.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Final Day in Japan for the Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra

Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
Today was already the last day of the Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra's state visit to Japan. The third and final day centered around two conferences attended seperately by the Luxembourgish duo - and one of the even included a glimpse of the Grand Duchess.
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
But first the Grand Duke: Luxembourg's head of state attended the Luxembourg-Japanese Space Conference entitled "New Opportunities and Challenges in Space". The event took place at the Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku and the Grand Duke gave the opening remarks. Luxembourg is the first country in Europe to have a law on the exploration and use of space resources. The Grand Duchy is therefore seeking partner countries to discuss a legal framework at the international level. Agreements having already been concluded with Portugal and the United Arab Emirates, Japan is the third country with which such a cooperation agreement has been signed. At the end of the Space Conference Grand Duke Henri paid a visit to the Skytree Tower, the second largest building in the world.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
Meanwhile Princess Alexandra attended the a financial conference entitled "Making Sustainable Finance: Global Perspectives on Green and Responsible Finance". The opening remarks were given by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa via video. The conference, which brought together representatives of the Japanese and Luxembourgish financial sectors, discussed the latest developments in sustainable finance, exchanging best practices and discussing the different challenges and opportunities for green finance in Asia and in Europe.
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
Grand Duke Henri and his daughter then attended a reception hosted by the Luxembourgish embassy in their honour. The words of welcome by the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Tokyo, Béatrice Kirsch, were followed by the speeches of Ministers Étienne Schneider and Pierre Gramegna as well as a toast by the Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Tokyo, Hajime Sawabe.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
The state visit ended at the stunning Akasaka Palace in Tokyo with a concert hosted by the Grand Duke in honour of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, also attended by Princess Alexandra, Etienne Schneider and Pierre Gramegna as well as several members of the Japanese imperial family. Following the interpretation of the national anthems, the guests had the opportunity to attend recitals by violinists Philippe Koch and Laurence Koch and pianist Eliane Reyes. 
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
After the concert it was time for Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra to bid farewell to their Japanese hosts and head back to the Grand Duchy. Our state visit coverage also ends here. Make sure to have a look at the cour and the government as well as Wort for more pictures.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hereditary Prince Gives Interview to Swiss TV

Photo: TV Südostschweiz
Hereditary Prince Alois has given an interview to Swiss TV about all kinds of things relating to the Liechtenstein and its western neighbour, Switzerland, including the relations between the two nations, Liechtenstein's surprisingly diverse economy and the Princely Family's and the Principality's history. The full interview in German can be seen here.

Luxarazzi 101: Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing Vol. 11

So turns out Princess Alexandra on a state visit is pretty much a royal recycling fest - and that brings us to our 11th edition of Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing courtesy of this week's trip to Japan. Mind you, Princess Alexandra is an old pro when it comes to rummaging through her relatives' wardrobes so it doesn't come as the biggest of surprises that we saw a few repeats. And yes, I like to imagine it something along these lines.
First day, first appearance, first hat previously worn by another family member - check. From the get-go Princess Alexandra showed her commitment to the Grand Ducal Family's love of sharing the love by sporting a white feathered headpiece previously worn by Princess Tessy for National Day 2013. 
Princess Alexandra's third outfit of the first day brought us another clothes sharing moment when she brought out a bolero style jacket previously worn by the Grand Duchess on a number of occasions including the 60th birthday party of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in 2006. Got to admit though that I much prefer the jacket with a black dress. Somehow it ended up looking like an afterthought to Princess Alexandra's stunning red gown.
This one though... Va-va-woom, girl is rocking this Elie Saab number previously worn by Grand Duchess Maria Teresa for the state visit by then Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to Luxembourg in 2012. Frankly, I much prefer Alexandra's styling and hope that this goodie will stay in her wardrobe for a long time to come! Fun fact: It is actually one of the outfits our very own fashion expert Heaven wished to see again in our Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing Wish List - dreams do come true after all.

Stay tuned with possibly more clothes sharing love to come tomorrow, which is sadly already the last day of the Luxembourgish state visit to Japan! In the meantime, also check out our previous editions of Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing.

Second Day in Japan: Train Excursion, Royal Recycling and More

Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra are currently in Japan for an official three day visit - and it looks like the grand ducal couple's only daughter is taking to the state visiting business like a fish to water. She and Empress Michiko seem to be having a blast at their joined events. Moreover, Princess Alexandra is also a pro at the whole royal recycling thing, as proven by yet another clothes sharing moment today. I'm inclined to petition to have Alexandra show up at all the state visits in the future.
Photo: SIP
On the second day of the visit, the Luxembourgish guests and their hosts, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, hopped on not any but the imperial train to head to the Ibaraki Prefecture where they visited the cities of Tsukuba and Tsuchiura. They were accompanied by the Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider and the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna and cheerfully welcomed by the crowds. 
Photo: Guy Wolff / Luxemburger Wort /
The Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra as well as the Emperor and Empress greeted the local population in place of the Town Hall in Tsuchiura, in the presence of Tsuchiura Municipal Assembly President Yaguchi Kiyoshi, and the Mayor of Tsuchiura City, Nakagawa Kiyoshi. They also saw a musical performance in their honour. Subsequently, the the Luxembourgish delegation and their hosts took part in a private luncheon. 
Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / SIP
Afterwards the day's agenda continued with a visit to the Tsukuba Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The official delegation was welcomed by Toshiei Mizuochi, Minister of State for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, by the Director General of the JAXA Research and Development Directorate, Ryouichi Imai, by Tsukuba Mayor Tatsuo Igarashi, and Tsukuba Municipal Assembly President Shiota Hisashi, in the presence of JAXA President Naoki Okumura. In the Space Dome showroom, Professor Kuninaka Hitoshi provided explanations for the Hayabusa spacecraft and the Hayabusa 2 return capsule with asteroid samples on board. Information about the Japanese Experimental Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS) was provided by Professor and Astronaut Wakata Koichi.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini
After the return to Tokyo in the afternoon, the Grand Duke held an official meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The day was rounded off with a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Abe in honour of the Grand Duke and also attended by Princess Alexandra. 

For more pictures of the day, check out the cour, the government, Tageblatt and Wort.

Monday, November 27, 2017

State Visit to Japan, Day 1

Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
Earlier today, Grand Duke Henri arrived for a three day state visit in Japan. The Grand Duke is accompanied by his only daughter Princess Alexandra, whose mother pulled out of the visit due to her fear of flying. He is also joined by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn and Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna as well as an economic delegation of about 100 people for the visit to Tokyo and Tsukuba. 
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
After arriving to Japan, Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra were officially welcomed by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. They also get the chance to greet the Crown Prince and Crown Princess as well as members of the government including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. After military honours, national anthems, the review of the troops and the presentation of the respective delegations, the Grand Duke, his daughter and their hosts held private talks.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini 
Subsequently, the Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra made their way to the Japan-Luxembourg Business Forum. The seminar gave Luxembourgish companies the chance to establish contacts or deepen their relations with local companies in areas such as logistics, tourism and information technology. Grand Duke Henri gave the opening remarks of the Business Forum which included a presentation on "Luxembourg, the European country that never ceases to amaze you". At the end of the seminar, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Vice-President of the Luxembourg's Chamber of Commerce and the President of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the city of Tokyo.
Photo: SIP / Charles Caratini 
Next on the agenda was a visit to the Jesuit-run Sophia University. During the visit, the Grand Duke was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. Luxembourg's Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, a former professor and vice-rector of Sophie University, was also present for the occasion. Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra also met with local students.
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
The day's programme was rounded off by the traditional white tie dinner in the evening. The Grand Duke looked his usual dashing self sporting the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum. Princess Alexandra wore a red gown with a bolero jacket previously worn by her mother and the Chaumet Diamond and Pearl Choker Tiara. She also looks to be wearing the necklace Grand Duchess Maria Teresa debuted during her silver wedding anniversary in 2006.
Photo: SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen
More photos of the day at the cour, the government, Wort and Tageblatt. RTL has a video, just skip ahead to the 28:50 mark, as does NHK. Otherwise stay tuned in the coming days for more of the Luxembourgish state visit to Japan marking 90 years of diplomatic relations between the nations.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Grand Ducal Trio at Bal des Débutantes

All photos: Le Bal / Borde / Jacovides / Moreau / Bestimage
Princess Charlotte, only daugher of Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla, made her official debut into society as one of the debutantes at the Bal des Débutantes in Paris. Her partner for the night was her twin brother Prince Léopold. The ball, which is as famous for its fashions as it is for being a get-together for the rich and famous, has garnered an array of celebrity daughters as well as offspring of politicians and aristocrats to make their debut into society since 1992. Charlotte's and Léopold's older brother Prince Paul-Louis also participated in the ball as one of the cavaliers. This year's ball took place at The Peninsula Paris just steps from the Arc de Triomphe.
Prince Paul-Louis was partnered with Princess Gauravi Kumari of Jaipur for the evening. It was the second time that he has taken part in the ball. Last year he already acted as the cavalier  of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Charlotte, who is the youngest granddaughter of Grand Duke Jean, wore a gown by Georges Hobeika Haute Couture. I assume that Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla were on hand for their children's big night though I haven't found any pictures of them yet.

More pictures are available at Le Figaro and Pure People.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Maria-Teresa and Stéphanie Visit International Bazaar

Photo: Laurent Blum / Luxemburger Wort /
'Tis the bazaar season in Luxembourg! Just two weekends after the Red Cross Bazaar it is always time for the International Bazaar and this year was no different. Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa and daughter-in-law Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were on hand to open the event and touring the 73 stalls representing 61 countries. The grand ducal ladies seem to have especially enjoyed a stand featuring hats. It also looks like they split up inbetween to make sure to see all the different stalls. The proceeds of the bazaar go to various charities. 

Photo: Roland Miny /
The International Bazaar of Luxembourg is an independent, secular, voluntary, charity organisation that traces its origins back to a series of small church bazaars that began in the early 1960's. Post-war Luxembourg was growing in its engagement in European affairs and the country was teeming with foreign born residents, particularly young European officials and their families. These creative individuals produced a number of new organisations, including the International Bazaar.

The first Bazaar was held in connection with the Anglican Church of Luxembourg to raise money for the church and for charity. After its first year, the Bazaar moved further into the Luxembourg community being held on Rue Notre-Dame in 1961 under the joint patronage of American and British ambassadors and staffed by volunteers of many nationalities. The 1962 Bazaar raised 75,000 Luxembourgish francs for the Clinique d'enfants, Fondation Jean-Josephine Charlotte, bringing the event to the attention of the Grand Ducal Family. In 1967 the Bazaar was placed under the high patronage of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte and continues under the high patronage of Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa since 2005.

For more photos than you probably ever care to look at, check out Wort, RTL #1, RTL #2 and the cour.

Hereditary Grand Duke Christens Ship

Photo: Jean Walté /
Earlier today, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was on hand for the christening of the Moselle ferry Sankta Maria II. The new solar-powered ferry will connect the Luxembourgish town of Wasserbillig with the neighbouring German town of Oberbillig. A ferry connection between the two cities has existed for 50 years, but now it was time for a new vessel that will start regular services on December 10.

More pictures of the event at RTL.

Fashion Friday (on a Saturday): November 4 - November 25

We're back with a new Fashion Friday edition before next week's State Visit special. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of IDs to share with you, hence why the post is covering three weeks instead of two. 

On November 7th, Hereditary Grand-Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand-Duchess Stéphanie attended a gospel concert for the 'Fondation Ecouter pour mieux s'entendre'. Stéphanie wore a black or navy sleeveless dress with her LK Bennett navy patent leather clutch

Photo: ©Sébastien Grébille
Photo: LK Bennett
On November 10th, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie attended the Edward Steichen Award . For this solo event, she wore a custom made Natan dress, based on the dress shown below, with her Sophie Habsburg burgundy clutch.
Photo: RTL /
Photo: Natan
Photo: Sophie Habsburg

On November 13th, the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Alexandra were in Paris to attend an event honoring Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO. I don't know anything about Alexandra outfit but Maria Teresa wore a new red Armani jacket with a new clutch that could be from Diane Von Furstenberg although I haven't found it yet.

Photo: © Cyril Bailleul

Photo: Armani
On November 14th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in London to attend the 75th anniversary of The Luxembourg Society. Stephanie wore a green draped gown first worn publicly in 2012. I believe it is by Elie Saab. It is probably custom made but I have found a very similar gown in their Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear collection.
Photo: ©The Luxembourg Society
Photo: voguerunway
On November 19th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Milan, Italy on a finance mission. Stéphanie wore her white Paule Ka dress with her favorite Chanel gray bag and a new white jacket.
Photo: Pierre Gramegna / Twitter

Photo : Paule Ka

Photo: Chanel
As always, the post will be updated if I manage to find anything new. Don't hesitate to share your own finds if you make some and to give us your opinions about these outfits! 

Hereditary Prince Meets Commissioner for Human Rights

Photo: Information und Kommunikation der Regierung, Vaduz
On Thursday, Hereditary Prince Alois received Nils Muižnieks at Schloss Vaduz. The Latvian-American human rights activist and political scientist has been serving as the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights since April 2012. The Council of Europe, which compromises of 47 member states, is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy, rule of law in Europe and promote European culture. Mr Muižnieks was on a working visit to Liechtenstein this past week.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hereditary Grand Duke Pays Visit to Speyer

Photo: Europäische Stiftung Kaiserdom
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume visited the German city of Speyer earlier this week for a meeting of the board of trustees of the Europäische Stiftung Kaiserdom zu Speyer, a foundation committed to the preservation of the local cathedral. The Imperial Cathedral of Speyer is one of Germany's largest and most important Romanesque buildings. The Kaiserdom is also the burial place of no less than eight Roman-German Kings, some of them Holy Roman Emperors. Among them is Adolph of Nassau, ancestor of the Hereditary Grand Duke. The coat of arms of the House of Nassau can be found in the western facade of the cathedral.

The Hereditary Grand Duke became a member of the board of trustees of the foundation last year. (Read all about it.) Also in attendance for the event were Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria, parents of Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein. Duke Max is the head of the foundation council.

Coming Up Next Week: State Visit Schedule

Next week the much anticipated Luxembourgish state visit to Japan is finally coming up. The Grand Duke will be joined by his only daughter Princess Alexandra. The Grand Duchess will not be travelling to Japan due to her fear of flying, the cour has announced. Some have asked why the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess aren't stepping in instead. Two ideas: a) Prescheduled events or b) only a +1 was needed. Either way, yours truly it excited to see more of Princess Alexandra during a week than during some years.

Grand Duke Henri and his daughter will presumably be leaving the Grand Duchy on Sunday to travel to the far east. The traditional farewell ceremony will take place at Findel Airport. They will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn and Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna as well as an economic delegation of about 100 people.

First Day

On Monday, November 27, the Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra will be officially welcomed by their hosts, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Afterwards, Grand Duke Henri will deliver the opening remarks at the Japan-Luxembourg Business Forum. This seminar will give Luxembourgish companies the chance to establish contacts or deepen their relations with local companies in areas such as logistics, tourism and information technology.

Subsequently, the Grand Duchy's head of state, accompanied by Princess Alexandra and Ministers Etienne Schneider and Pierre Gramegna, will be awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa at Sophia University. A meeting with students, professors and staff of Sophia University is also planned. You may recall the university from Prince Félix's and Princess Claire's visit to Japan a few years ago. There is also another connection to Luxembourg as the country's Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich is a former professor and vice-rector of the Jesuit university.

The first day of the state visit will conclude with the traditional gala dinner hosted by the Emperor and Empress in honour of their guests. Shallow me hopes for some major bling and a new - to her - tiara for Princess Alexandra. 

Second Day

On Tuesday, Grand Duke Henri and Princess Alexandra, accompanied by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, will travel to Tsukuba in the Ibaraki Prefecture with the imperial train, where they will be welcomed by the authorities and the local population. The delegation will then visit the Tsukuba Space Center of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, in the presence of the Ministers of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

After the return to Tokyo in the afternoon, the Grand Duke will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. To round off the day, the return dinner for their Japanese hosts will be given by Grand Duke Henri. Princess Alexandra - and hopefully another tiara (a girl can dream!) - will also be present for the event.

Third day

Two conferences will be the main items on the agenda for day three of the state visit: The Luxembourg-Japan Space Conference and the Luxembourg-Japan Finance Conference. The first conference will also give Grand Duke Henri the chance to visit Japan's second tallest building. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa will offer the opening remarks of the second conference by video broadcast. The state visit will end with a reception hosted by the Luxembourgish embassy in Japan and an official farewell by the Emperor and Empress.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Princess Marie Attends Wine Lunch in Singapore

On the 22nd, Princess Marie (wife of Prince Constantin) was in Singapore as the guest of honor for a wine lunch organized by Schmidt Vinothek Singapore. A little more information here, with the full invitation here.

No photos yet, but they'll be added if they're made available.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Prince Hans-Adam Hosted by Cambridge Union

Photo: Chris Williamson / Getty Images via Cambridge Union
Yesterday, Prince Hans-Adam II attended a gathering by the Cambridge Union, a debating and free speech society in, you guessed it, Cambridge, United Kingdom. However, even with my mad googling skills I don't seem to be able to find out what he exactly spoke about though I'm guessing it is the state in the third millenium. The Prince was also among the audience for an address by Professor Stephen Hawking two hours prior to his own speech.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Recognizes Orange Week

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 21st, in recognition of Orange Week and ending violence against women, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa hosted a round table event that welcomed a range of speakers from legal, medical, police, and social fields. The event focused on opportunities to stop domestic violence; last year, the Grand Duchess received the victims of domestic violence.

November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Information from the Cour website.

Grand Duke Henri Receives Jean Jouzel and Lewis Pugh

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / tous droits réservés
On the 21st, Grand Duke Henri received in audience climate scientist Jean Jouzel and Lewis Pugh,  former endurance swimmer and current Ambassador of Oceans within the United Nations Environment Program. Both were invited to speak at the 10th anniversary of IMS Luxembourg (with "IMS" standing for "Inspiring More Sustainability"). IMS Luxembourg focuses on encouraging corporate social responsibility among Luxembourg businesses and also creating a network of strategies for responsible practices.

Information from the Cour website. Also pictured above with the Grand Duke, Jouzel, and Pugh is Christian Scharff, the President of IMS Luxembourg.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Guillaume and Stéphanie On Finance Mission in Italy

Photo: Paola Arpone
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were on a mission today, a finance mission in Milan that is. The main item on their agenda was a seminar hosted by Luxembourg for Finance in cooperation with the Italian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (CCIL) entitled "Luxembourg, Connecting You With Financial Expertise". The Hereditary Grand Duke gave the opening remarks for the event also attended by the Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna.
Photo: Pierre Gramegna / Twitter
Already last night, the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess as well as Minister Gramegna visited the "Inside Caravaggio" exhibition at the Palazzo Reale alongside the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala.

The cour offers another picture of today with hopefully more to come.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Attends Climate Change Conference

Photo: © Editpress / Fabrizio Pizzolante / Cour grand-ducale
On the 15th, Grand Duke Henri was in Bonn, Germany, to attend COP23, also known as the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (The event also represented the 13th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol Kyoto and 2nd part of the 1st session of the Conference of the Parties to the Paris Agreement.)

The event is held through the 17th and includes 25 heads of state in attendance. The five action areas for this meeting include "emissions, adaptation to the inevitable impacts of climate change, finance, partnerships and leadership."

More photos of the Grand Duke, along with his speech, at the Cour website.

Hereditary Grand Duke Attends Space Conference

Photo: © Ministère de l'Economie / Cour grand-ducale
On the 16th, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was in Luxembourg City attend the conference NewSpace Europe, the first of its kind to focus on space as an industry. Jointly organized by the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and the Space Frontier Foundation, and hosted by the Ministry of the Economy, the event highlighted the increasing economic and technological opportunities that space as an ecosystem has to offer. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider was also present.

Information from the Cour website.