Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Has Been Released from the Hospital After Having Surgery (Angioplasty)

Well, if you haven’t heard by now, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was in the hospital and underwent surgery… Angioplasty.

The Grand Duke has been released from the hospital and is at home resting.

For more detailed information please visit the blog:  Luxarazzi

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Hospitalized: UPDATES

Early Thursday morning in Luxembourg, Grand Duke Henri was admitted into the hospital. According to various reports, specifically the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, the Grand Duke was suffering from “mild discomfort.”

Per the French television network which is reporting about this unfortunate occurrence:

‘[at this time he] is currently under medical observation in hospital in Luxembourg. His condition is satisfactory,’  the court said in a brief statement.

I wish the Grand Duke a speedy recovery.  If there is any breaking news I will be sure to post it for you all.  So stay tuned.

***UPDATE***

To read more about Grand Duke Henri’s condition, please visit: Luxarazzi

Source: TV5.org and Wort.lu

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Attend the Dancing Procession of Echternach in Luxembourg

On January 9, 2011, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa attended the Dancing Procession of Echternach Cultural Heritage of Humanity (La Procession dansante d’Echternach au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité) in Luxembourg.

To view photos of the event please visit the official website of the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg at: Monarchie.lu

Source: monarchie.lu

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Official Photos Celebrating Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg’s 90th Birthday

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg released new official photos of Grand Duke Jean, Hereditary Prince Guillaume, and the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Henri, this afternoon.

To view the photos please click the link: RTL.lu and Tageblatt.lu

Many royal and princely relatives as well as friends came to Luxembourg to celebrate Grand Duke Jean’s birthday including HM King Albert and HM Queen Paola of Belgium.

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A Mini Documentary About Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

As you may know by now today, January 5, 2011 is Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg’s birthday.  So in honor of his 90th birthday RTL.lu, a Luxembourg television network, aired a lovely documentary about his life thus far.

Click the link to watch the 14 minute clip from RTL.lu but you need to scroll down in order to watch the documentary.

Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday to Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg!

Today, is a very special day for a very special man.  On January 5, 2011, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, and Prince of Bourbon-Parma, turns 90 years old.

Born on January 5, 1921 in Schloss Berg he attended boarding school at Ampleforth College in the United Kingdom.  Soon after he attended Laval University in Quebec, Canada where he majored in Political Science.  According to Wort.lu, Grand Duke Jean:

…fought in World War II service in the British Army against the Germans who had occupied Luxembourg. In 1942 he joined the elite regiment of the Irish Guards.

In June 1944 he landed with the Allied forces in Normandy and took part in the battles of Arnhem and the Ardennes battle.On his return home, the population celebrated him as a hero.

In 1953, he married Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium.  They had five children.  The Luxembourg newspaper, Wort.lu, notes:

[Grand Duke] Jean ascended the throne after his mother abdicated on 12/11/1964.  He was on the throne for almost 36 years until 7 October 2000, as Luxembourg’s head of state. About five years later he lost his wife, Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte.

Grand Duke Jean is a great nature lover and avid Boy Scout. He likes to read books and likes classical music. In addition, he could also inspire more for photography, horseback riding, skiing and water skiing, swimming, fishing or hunting.

The former ruler (he abdicated) of Luxembourg will spend time with his family, and of course there will be celebrations in beautiful Luxembourg including a concert in honor of the Grand Duke.

I’m sure there will be images of the concert and much more so please stay tuned!

Source and photos courtesy of: Wort.lu by Marc Wilwert and Sip / Joseph Tomassini

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg: A Christmas Message

 

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg gives a Christmas Eve speech to the citizens of the beautiful country of Luxembourg.  You may watch the video of his speech in Luxembourgish (with a dash of French here and there) at:

http://tele.rtl.lu/waatleeft/replay/v/20101224/15/31217/

Or, if you can read French you may read his message via the official website for the Grand Ducal House of Luxembourg at:

http://www.monarchie.lu/fr/Presse/Discours/2010/12/Discours_Noel_FR/index.html

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Source: www.monarchie.lu and tele.rtl.lu

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HRH Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg Attends a Film Festival!

HRH Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, the last single heir to a throne in Europe, attended a film festival looking oh-so-dashing, and the best part of all:  Not one Dandruff flake on his Armani suit!   🙂

To watch a short clip of the Prince from the film festival please click the link below:

http://kultur.rtl.lu/kulturpur/news/88791.html

On a serious note, like his mother, The Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, I like Prince Gui.  He seems like a nice guy and from what I understand he is highly intelligent, compassionate, and of course… single (though he isn’t exactly my type.)

Perhaps in a future posting I will write up a short bio about this last heir to a throne in Europe named Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg.

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Attends the Ceremony Decorations at the Red Cross.

 

On December 12, 2010, HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, attended the ceremony decorations for the Red Cross at the Prince Center Henry Walferdange in Luxembourg.  As the Chairwoman of the Red Cross she also personally congratulated the volunteer blood donors at the Red Cross (if that makes any sense.)

To view more images from this event please visit the official website of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg at www.monarchie.lu

Source: Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg

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