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(VIDEOS) TRHs Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Begin Their State Visit to Portugal.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg began their two-day state visit to Lisbon, Portugal at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Portugal, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Upon their arrival at the Praça do Imperio in Lisbon, Their Royal Highnesses were warmly welcomed by President Rebelo de Sousa and other government officials. After participating in the inspection of the Guards of Honor, and the national anthems were played Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were ushered into Belem Presidential Palace. Whilst there the royal couple signed the guest book, held a photo-op for the press and held a meeting with President Rebelo de Sousa.

In the evening, President Rebelo de Sousa hosted a gala state dinner in honor of their royal guests.

News Regarding HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.

On May 4, 2022, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg was a guest of Mr. Térence Jarosz’s (from RTL 5Minutes) podcast entitled, Vous avez comme un accent.

In the interview, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tells the story of her life beginning in Cuba, then the United States, then Switzerland, and eventually in Luxembourg. She also talks about her family, her meeting with Grand Duke Henri, and other important moments in her life. 

The Grand Duchess also discusses her work in the humanitarian field, specifically, her commitment to the organization, Stand Speak Rise Up. The aim of the organization is to fight against sexual violence in sensitive areas, in particular, rape as a weapon of war.

Click here to listen to the podcast with the grand duchess (in French).

On May 7, 2022, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa participated in RTL Luxembourg’s 20th Edition of Télévie, a telethon fundraising event for Cancer and Leukemia research, in Mertzig, Luxembourg. According to the Cour Grand-Ducale, prior to “…acting as telephone operator alongside other volunteers to take pledge calls…” the lovely grand duchess met with hundreds of volunteers, patients, families, and staff.

Photos courtesy of the Cour-Grand-Ducale/C.Piscitelli

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Attends a Concert in Memory of His Late Father, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.

On the evening of Saturday, April 23, 2022, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg arrived at the Philharmonie Luxembourg to attend a concert in memory of his late father, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. The late grand duke passed away on April 23, 2019, at the age of 98.

The concert, directed by conductor, Mr. Andy Loor, had 120 singers from the Chœurs d’Ouverture with Maurice Clément on the organ opened the tribute concert with works by Mr. César Franck, Mr. Gabriel Fauré, Mr. Jos Kinzé, and Mr. Albert Leblanc. 

The concert continued with a contemporary program by the Schierener Musek, an ensemble typical of rural Luxembourg, with Roland Schiltz conducting. After the intermission, the Fanfare Municipale Luxembourg-Bonnevoie, under the direction of Mr. Romain Kerschen, offered an original program combining contemporary music, folk, jazz, the bagpipes of the Luxembourg Pipe Band as well as the voice of the sopranoist, Ms. Simone Martiny.

Photos courtesy of the PhilharmonieLux/E.Engel/Twitter

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg Participated in the 74th World Baden-Powell Fellowship Event.

From April 21 – 24, 2022, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, in the presence of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, participated in the 74th World Baden-Powell Fellowship Event and the World Scout Foundation Investor Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The Hereditary Grand Duke is Chairman of the World Scout Foundation.

During the conference, discussions focused on:

“…ways to adopt new strategies for the Foundation which aims to modernize its operation and increase its efficiency in raising funds for the benefit of World Scouting. The crisis situation in Ukraine and neighboring countries was also discussed…”

Photos courtesy of WSF/V.Ortega/Cour Grand-Ducale

HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg Visits the Bauerenhaff an der Stad Farm Fair.

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg accompanied by the Minister of Culture, Mr. Sam Tanson, and the Minister for the Environment, Ms. Carole Dieschbourg, visited the 2022 Bauerenhaff an der Stad Ferme en Ville held at the Place de la Constitution bei der Gëlle Fra in Luxembourg City.

The Bauerenhaff an der Stad Farm Fair, organized by the non-profit organization, Lëtzebuerger Landjugend a Jongbaueren, is a farm fair where adults and children alike can learn more about agricultural life in Luxembourg, discover agricultural machinery, taste local products and foods as well as met cute little farm animals.

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue

HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg Enjoys a Day with the Scouts.

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg participated in a panel discussion with members of the Fondation du Scoutisme Mondial in Cents, Luxembourg. His Royal Highness is the President of Scouting In Luxembourg which organized yesterday’s event.

His Royal Highness along with the Director of the World Scout Foundation, Mr. Marc Knippenberg, and members of the Organisation Mondiale du Mouvement Scout, discussed the role of the Fondation du Scoutisme Mondial in supporting the international development of Scouting, and the importance of the Scout movement in today’s world.

In the evening, His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume along with dozens of guests gathered around a campfire for a convivial reception on the theme of “outdoor cooking”. So, what did they eat? I don’t know…probably hot dogs and hamburgers.

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/S.Margue

(VIDEO) News Regarding HRH Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, Her Royal Highness Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg sent a video message of support to those who are participating in the 2022 Relais Pour la Vie (Relay for Life).

The Relay for Life is a two-day race that raises money for the Fondation Cancer de Luxembourg. The Grand Duchess is the Honorary President of the foundation.