Saturday, July 20, 2019

Weekly Roundup: Palais Tours, a Swedish Visit, and a Speech

July 6 to July 19, 2019

This week's Roundup will actually cover the previous two weeks, as last week, ahem, completely slipped our minds. It turned out, though, that not much is going on during the summer holidays.

Last week marked the annual event during which school children have the opportunity to visit Palais grand-ducal. Organized by the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO), the Palais welcomed 555 students from 23 schools across Luxembourg. Starting July 13th and running through September 5th, the Palais grand-ducal will be opened to the general public for guided tours.

Photo: © C.Chaton / Cour grand-ducale
On July 12th, Prince Félix joined Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for a tour of a water treatment plant on the Swedish island Öland. The plant was developed using technology from the Luxembourg-based company Clean-Tech APATEQ.

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Claude Piscitelli
Also on the 12th, Grand Duke Henri delivered a speech at the opening event for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which was held in Luxembourg from the 12th to the 13th.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Weekly Roundup: Audiences, Tennis, and a Statement

June 29 to July 5, 2019

Photo: Luxembourger Wort /
On Tuesday, July 2nd, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume was at Wimbledon to cheer on Luxembourg athlete Mandy Minella in her match against Kiki Bertens.

On the 3rd, Hereditary Prince Alois received the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Titov, who paid a courtesy visit to Schloss Vaduz. While in Liechtenstein, the Deputy Minister highlighted the 25 years of diplomatic relations between the countries, and both sides agreed about the importance of continued diplomacy.

Additionally, in light of the recent political scandal in Liechtenstein, with the dismissal of Councillor  (and former Foreign Minister) Aurelia Frick, Hereditary Prince Alois commented on the potential for further fallout. He noted that he wasn't concerned about significant impact, particularly from an international perspective.

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue
On the 5th, Grand Duke Henri received in audience the Assemblée Parlementaire de l’Organisation pour la Sécurité et la Coopération en Europe (OSCE). The organization's 28th annual session is being held this year in Luxembourg, from July 4th through July 8th.