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On Thursday, October 15, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Palais Grand-Ducal in Luxembourg to participate in the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Biennial Honorary Board meeting hosted by Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa of Luxembourg.
Other royal guests attending today’s meeting included His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands.
In an IPC press release about the meeting the lovely grand duchess stated:
“…I feel honored to be part of an organization which not only encourages athletes at a Paralympic level, but also gives enormous hope and inspiration to the many who are trying to surpass their physical boundaries on a daily basis.”
Photo courtesy of the IPC
On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, and Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein participated in the annual meeting of the heads of state of German-speaking countries held at the beautiful Schloss Vaduz in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Other attendees included the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer, and the President of the Swiss Federation, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga.
During today’s meeting discussions focused on “…current political issues including the current migrant crisis in Europe…” according to the newspaper, Vaterland.
Please click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos from today’s meeting in Vaduz.
Photo courtesy of Vaterland
Over the weekend Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway hosted a “royal heirs gathering” of sorts at their modest summer home, Mågerø.
Attending the royal get–together were TRHs Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and their four children, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her daughter, HRH Princess Estelle, TRHs Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, and HH Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway.
Unfortunately, HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden did not attend the gathering. According to the Norwegian royal court, the prince had a cold.
Photo courtesy of the Norwegian royal court
(VIDEOS) Belgian, Dutch, and Luxembourg Royals Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in Waterloo, Belgium.
Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Chesnot
Recently, Belgian journalist, Mr. Thomas de Bergeyck, from the fantastic program, Place Royale, had a chance to interview Their Royal Highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg at Château les Crostes in Lorgues, France.
Please click here to watch the interview.
In other news, the newspaper, Luxemburger Wort, reports that Her Royal Highness Princess Claire will give birth to her first child in Luxembourg. Click here to read the article as well as to view new photos of the lovely couple.
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg in Sochi, Russia.
On the evening of Tuesday, February 4, 2014, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at the Zimny Theater in Sochi, Russia to attend the 126th opening session of the International Olympic Committee. Also, in attendance was His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.
Earlier in the day, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal met with the President of Russia, Mr. Vladimir Putin, as will as with the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, during a welcoming ceremony at the Rus Hotel ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
News Regarding Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg held audiences on the occasion of the New Year at the Palais Grand-Ducal.
In the evening, the grand-ducal family attended the première performance of West Side Story at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg Are Expecting Their First Child.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Grand Duke and The Grand Duchess are very pleased to announce that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first baby.
Birth is expected to take place in June.
The Grand Duke, The Grand Duchess, Grand Duke Jean and members of the Royal family as well as the Lademacher family are delighted with the news.”
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
Please click here to watch.
Photo courtesy of Zimbio
Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria Baptize Their First Child.
On Saturday, December 14, 2013, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria (aka Imre and Kathleen de Habsbourg-Lorraine) baptized their first child, HI&RH Archduchess Maria-Stella, at the L’eglise Fischbach (Fischbach Church) in Luxembourg.
Guests in attendance included Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg, Their Imperial and Royal Highnesses Archduke Carl-Christian and Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria (aka de Habsbourg-Lorraine) to name a few.
Archduke Imre and his lovely American-born wife, Kathleen, were married on September 8, 2012, at the Old St. Mary Mother of God Church in Washington D.C.
Please click here to view the official photo from the baptism courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg.
On November 19, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg arrived in Ankara, Turkey for a five-day state visit to Turkey.
Upon their arrival at the Çankaya Presidential Palace the grand ducal couple were warmly welcomed by the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gül, and First Lady Hayrunnisa Gül. After the inspection of the guard and a photo-op for the press on the steps of the palace, President Gül ushered the grand ducal couple into the palace where gifts were exchanged.
Thereafter, Grand Duke Henri and President Gül accompanied by the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and a Luxembourg business delegation held a meeting. Meanwhile, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and First Lady Hayrunnisa Gül attended a luncheon.
For further information about today’s visit as well as to view photos please click the links below.
Royals From Sweden, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands Attend the IPC Honorary Board Meeting in Brussels.
On October 8, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, and Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, as host, attended International Paralympic Committee Honorary Board meeting held at the Palais Royal in Brussels.
According to the official website for the IPC, the royal ladies and other attendees were:
“…updated on the growth of the Paralympic Movement over the last two years and received further insight into the activities that surrounded the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as well those for future Paralympics.
Members were [also] informed about the IPC’s vision in the lead-up to the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Games, as well as the Agitos Foundation, which is the IPC’s new development arm.”
Photo courtesy of Kungahuset