Royals From Around Europe Attend the Opening of the Exhibition, Convergence, in Dubai.

tessyluxembourgOn the evening of November 29, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, Her Royal Highness Princess Tatiana of Greece, Her Royal Highness Princess Martha-Louise of Norway, His Highness Shaikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan, The Dragon Queen Mother attended the opening of the Royal Bridges exhibition entitled, Convergence, held at the Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Established by His Highness Shaikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Royal Bridges is an:

“…artistic forum that challenges the role typically assigned to royalty globally – but as artists themselves – and not merely patrons of the arts.

Royal Bridges is comprised of leading artists from imperial, royal, princely and noble houses from around the globe, who are at the forefront of contemporary art, design, fashion and musical performances.rbexhibtion

Throughout history, art in its various forms has been a pursuit – not merely an avocation for monarchs, princes and princesses – yet their artistic contributions are more often than not, overshadowed by their own lineages.

Royal Bridges steps in to fill in the gap and contend the stereotype of royal patronage with the dearth of artistic talent, which is often associated with ruling houses.
With so many amazing artists hailing from royal and princely houses, Royal Bridges is the platform for dialogue amongst cultures and styles, bridging relationships and gaining a new perspective on contemporary art.”

The exhibition Convergence aims to:

“…bring together for the first time in the history of art, an exceptional mix of royal and princely artists from around the world celebrating contemporary art in the City of Dubai.

greeceFeaturing a plethora of paintings, sculptures, jewelry designs and musical performances, Convergence considers global interchange in modern and contemporary art by providing a firsthand view at the work of twenty-first century royal and princely artists’ across disciplines who have proven professional record and international recognition.

This exceptional exhibition amongst these artists whose own histories are deeply intertwined with rich stories are the product of their unique personalities and circumstances, serving as examples of the magic that befalls when individuals put their passions and ideals into practice. It shall demonstrate how their work is the product of multi-directional global dialogues between their cosmopolitan cultural heritages as well as their colloquy with major art movements of their time and countries of origin.tatianagreece

Convergence demonstrates the passion and vision, that continuously illuminate the possibilities that these artists have to offer not simply as patrons of the arts but as actors themselves: thereby enhancing the viewer’s understanding of modern-day royalty, in exhibition form – a topic that has been underrepresented in the artistic historical discourse.”

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Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Boy.

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On November 28, 2016, Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the Clinique Générale Beaulieu in Geneva, Switzerland.

According to the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, the little prince was born at 3:59 A.M.  His Royal Highness Prince Felix was at his wife’s side during the birth.  At this time mother and son are doing well.

Congrats to the couple!

For the latest news about the royal family of Luxembourg please visit the great site, Luxarazzihere. 

Photo courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Attends the Opening Ceremony of the 129th International Olympic Committee Session.

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On Monday, August 1, 2016, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the opening ceremony of the 129th International Olympic Committee session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Other royals in attendance included His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

(VIDEO) A Christmas Interview with His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

henriHere is the RTL special Christmas interview with His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

Click here to watch the interview.

If you are interested in learning more about the Grand Ducal family of Luxembourg and all their daily activities as well as engagements carried out by the Princely family of Liechtenstein please visit the great site, Luxarazzihere.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Participates a Meeting in Luxembourg.

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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.” 

Click here to view photos.

Photo courtesy of the IPC

(VIDEO) TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit Liechtenstein.

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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.

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Photo courtesy of Vaterland

A Royal Gathering in Norway.

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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.

Click herehere, and here to watch video news reports.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Chesnot

An Interview with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg. (VIDEO)

luxembourgRecently, 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.

albertdemonacoOn 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.

LuxembourgOn 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.

Please click here to view photos.  And, please click here for more information about today’s events from Luxarazzi.

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg Are Expecting Their First Child.

luxembourgPer the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg:

“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