Friday, May 24, 2019

Weekly Roundup: A Wedding, Exhibitions and Celebrations

May 18 to May 24, 2019

On Friday last week, the new mayors (sort of, whatever Vorsteher exactly means in English, it's literally a "presider") of the municipalities of Liechtenstein took their oath at the government building. Afterwards, they were received by Hereditary Prince Alois for a meeting at Schloss Vaduz though no pictures seem to be available.
Screenshot via Hello
On Saturday, Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle attended the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Tom Kingston at Windsor Castle. The bride is a daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and thus a member of the extended British royal family. 
Photo: IKR
On Monday, the Liechtenstein embassy in Vienna together with the Art Museum Liechtenstein and the Hilti Foundation hosted a reception for the Austrian art scene at the Albertina, where parts of the Princely Collection of the House of Liechtenstein is currently on display to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Principality. Prince Constantin and Princess Maria-Pia, who is the Liechtenstein ambassador to Austria, were on hand for the occasion. More information at Vaterland.
Photo: Marktgemeinde Maria Enzersdorf
A day later, Prince Constantin attended another event to mark the 300th anniversary of the Principality. At Burg Liechtenstein, the family's ancestral seat south of Vienna, he opened a new treasure chamber which also includes a replica of the Ducal Hat of Liechtenstein.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Meanwhile in Luxembourg, Grand Duke Henri received Chief Raoni Metuktire for an audience on Monday. He is a chief of the Kayapo people, a Brazilian Indigenous group from the plain lands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil. Chief Raoni is internationally famous as a living symbol of the fight for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous culture and is currently on a tour of Europe to fight for his causes.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Later that same day, Grand Duke Henri, who was joined by Princess Alexandra, hosted a reception for Luxembourg's highest ranking diplomats who had travelled back to the Grand Duchy for the annual diplomatic conference. More pictures at the cour.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
On Wednesday, Princess Alexandra made on of her few solo appearances of the year as she attended a conference to celebrate 100 years of woman suffrage in the Grand Duchy. More visuals of the event at the cour.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue
That same day in Paris, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prince Louis, opened the  4th edition of the exhibition "Révélations" at the Grand Palais. Luxembourg is this year's country of honour of the exhibition featuring the work of over 400 artists, craftsmen, designers, and manufacturers. The Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess are the patrons of the Luxembourgish exhibitions of "Révélations". More photos.
Photo: L'Est Republicain
Also on Wednesday, Archduke Carl-Christian, husband of Luxembourg's Princess Marie-Astrid, paid a visit to Bar-le-Duc, a town in the north-east of France once part of the old Duchy of Lorraine. Archduke Carl-Christian's grandmother, Empress Zita, used the title of Duchess of Bar for official documents. A day earlier, he had participated in a conference in nearby Nancy though I haven't yet found any more details about that. More about the visit to Bar-le-Duc at L'Est Republicain.

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