H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Meets with Stéphane Hessel. Plus, News About Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume

On October 3, 2011, H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg met with former French Resistance fighter, author, BCRA agent, and diplomat Stéphane Hessel, at the palace in Luxembourg.  To view a photo please click here. 

This evening H.R.H.Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume will attend  a panel discussion on Stéphane Hessel’s 2010 booklet, Indignez-vous.  So what is the booklet about you may ask… well:

Hessel argues that the French need to again become outraged, as were those who participated in the Resistance during World War II. Hessel’s reasons for personal outrage include the growing gap between the very rich and the very poor, France’s treatment of its illegal immigrants, the need to establish free press, the need to protect the environment, importance of protecting the French welfare system, and he calls for peaceful and non-violent insurrection.  source

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Grand Ducal House of Luxembourg News

The Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg has been quite busy these past few days.  Yesterday, the prince attended the 21st Krazibierg Gala Charity Foundation.  As honorary president of the foundation it was his duty as well as pleasure to show up.

On October 1, 2011, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attended the funeral of the late H.I.R.H. Archduke Felix of Austria at the Klosterkirche Muri in Switzerland.  Finally, this morning at the Cathédrale de Luxembourg, the grand duke participated in a Mass in honor of National Commemoration Day in Luxembourg.  After the service he attended a ceremony the Monument National de Solidarite Luxembourg.

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H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg Attends the 20th Annual Alfi Global Distribution Conference

H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg attended the opening of the 20th Annual Alfi Global Distribution Conference held at the Nouveau Centre de Conferences Kirchberg in Luxembourg.

The conference provides presentations and panel discussions “… on the latest news as well as trends in the cross border distribution of Luxembourg investment funds with this year’s focus on the Asian region.”  The Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume opened the Alfi Global Distribution Conference with a speech along with other important people from Denmark, the United States, Britain, and of course Luxembourg.

To learn more about the conference please click here.  To view a photo please click here.

Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg and Alfi.lu

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Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg to Attend Princess Martha-Louise of Norway’s Birthday Party in Oslo

The official website for the grand-ducal family of Luxembourg, Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, have confirmed that Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume will attend Princess Martha-Louise of Norway 40th mega birthday party in Oslo on September 24, 2011.

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T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg News

On September 15, 2011, T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended La Sidérurgie Luxembourgeoise, un Siècle d’Histoire et d’innovation at the Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette.  The purpose of the event was to celebrate the “… 100th anniversary of the steel industry in Luxembourg.”(source)

Click here and here to view photos.

Finally, on September 16, 2011, H.R.H. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa had an audience with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the palace in Luxembourg City.  Click here to view a photo.

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Grand Ducal House of Luxembourg News

After a lovely summer holiday members of the grand-ducal house of Luxembourg are back at work. According to the official website for the house, Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume attended the “European Union Youth Wind Orchestra” concert recently looking quite nice in a blue suit with yellow tie.  Click here to view photos (scroll down until you see the words Plus de Photos.)

Meanwhile, H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg had an audience with the director of the World Food Programme United Nations, Josette Sheeran, at the palace in Luxembourg City. Click here to view a photo.

Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

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H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg in San Francisco

On July 13, 2011, H.R.H. Hereditary Grand Duke Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg was in San Francisco, CA to celebrate 25 years of the Luxembourg Consulate in the city by the bay.  The handsome prince met with the mayor of San Francisco along with dozens of other local dignitaries.  During the celebration meeting:

Mayor Lee presented the Crown Prince with a proclamation to mark the visit and celebrate the 25th anniversary by declaring July 13, 2011 as “Consulate General of Luxembourg Day in San Francisco.” As part of the gift exchange, the Mayor presented the Crown Prince with a portfolio of pre-1906 earthquake images of San Francisco.

The ceremony concluded with the presentation by the Crown Prince to the City of a copper etched print by Luxembourg-born and current Bay Area resident, scientist and artist Philippe Emmanuel Lamesch. The print, entitled, “The Gate,” symbolizes the international diversity of Luxembourg and San Francisco and their role as a welcoming gateway in opening new opportunities for their residents and businesses.

To read the article in its entirety please click the link here.

Source and photo courtesy of: Bradenton.com by Jakub Mosur

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H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg News

On July 11, 2011, H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri attended the “… session  Academic organized by the Union of Towns and Luxembourg Commons (SYVICOL) held at Music Conservatory of the City of Luxembourg, in the part of the celebration of 25th anniversary  union.” 

Exciting, I know.

To view a photo please click here. 

Source: Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia

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T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Along with the Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg to Attend the Monaco Princely Wedding

On June 28, 2011, it was announced that Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg along with the Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, will attend the Monaco princely wedding on July 2.

Per the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg:

Sur invitation de Son Altesse Sérénissime le Prince Albert II de Monaco, Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc, la Grande-Duchesse et le Grand-Duc héritier assisteront à la Célébration du mariage religieux de Son Altesse Sérénissime le Prince Albert II de Monaco avec Mademoiselle Charlène Wittstock.

Source and photos courtesy of: Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg

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Fête Nationale Luxembourg 2011

The Fête Nationale 2011 celebrations continued today in Luxembourg beginning at 10:30am with the entire Grand Ducal family attending the Te Deum at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City.  After the service there was:

…101 canon shots in honor of the Grand Duke at Fetschenhof.  The traditional call of arms and military parade followed along the Avenue de la Liberte.

To watch videos from today’s activities please click the links here and here.  

To view photos please click the links here and here.

Source:  Wort.lu

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia

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Fête Nationale Luxembourg 2011

Fête Nationale Luxembourg 2011 began today in, where else, Luxembourg. Today, in front of the Grand Ducal Palace there was the changing of the guard.  Then, T.R.H.s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited the town of Oberanven to open a new park where the Grand Duke planted an Oak tree.

At 10pm this evening there was a torchlight procession made up “…folk groups and local associations as well as guides and scouts…” in Luxembourg City.  To wrap up the festivities there was a mega fireworks show.

Tomorrow, June 23, the celebrations continue beginning with a Mass at the Notre-Dame Cathedral where the entire Grand Ducal family will attend.  Following the service there will be:

…101 canon shots in honour of the Grand Duke at Fetschenhof. The traditional call to arms and military parade will follow from 11:30am along Avenue de la Liberté. From 10am to 6pm, the Pétrusse Valley will be transformed into a giant playground for children and families. Games of skill, social games and creative workshops will be offered.

To read the full itinerary for tomorrow’s events please click the link here.   To view photos from the park opening and more please click the links here and here.

Source: Wort.lu

Photo courtesy of: Wikipedia

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H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg At the Tour de Luxembourg

On June 6, 2011, H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, along with various members of his family, attended various stages of the Tour de Luxembourg.  Unfamiliar with the Tour de Luxembourg?  Well, it’s a bike race that takes place in — you guessed it — Luxembourg.  The race is also considered to be a prepping point for those who participate in the famous Tour de France.

Any way, there are several photos of the Grand Duke, who is looking quite healthy these days, so please click the link here to view. 

Source and photo courtesy of:  Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg by Paul Hinger

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H.R.H. Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg In Wiesbaden, Germany

H.R.H. Prince Guillaume, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg was in Wiesbaden, Germany on May 25, 2011, on business with the L’Université du Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg.)

The purpose of the trip, according to the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg website, was to “… explore the possibilities of ‘social business.”  The purpose for this notion of social business is to:

…solve social problems, like charitable organizations, with the difference that they operate according to economic principles and that their profits are reinvested.

This is the area that the City of Wiesbaden claims a leading role and can already boast of many projects that can be used to generate ideas.  The study tour was organized by the Unit for Sustainable Development at the L’Université du Luxembourg under the direction of Dr. Ariane König, in collaboration with the Grameen Creative Lab, and with the support of the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg as well as with the Ministry of Economy.

The aim of the operation was to gather ideas for projects to be implemented in Luxembourg.

To view photos please click the link here.

Sources:  Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg and Wiesbadener-kurier.de

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