Hereditary Prince wasn't the only one who met ambassadors this week: Grand Duke Henri welcomed five new ambassadors to Luxembourg on Thursday. Omar Abdi Said of Djibouti, Ali Saïd Faqi of Somalia, Jorge Jurado of Ecuador, Kakadjan Mommadov of Turkmenistan, and Raymond Azzopardi of Malta all presented their letters of credence to the Grand Duke during audiences at the palais grand-ducal.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Long time no see: After quite a longish Easter break Hereditary Prince Alois seems to be back at work. Today, Liechtenstein's regent received the ambassadors of the Latin American and Caribbean states accredited to the Principality for an audience and exchange of ideas at Schloss Vaduz. The guests from Latin America and the Caribbean also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and visited the Hilti AG company in Schaan. Pictures and more information at Volksblatt.
According to press reports, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie is to join her husband on his upcoming economic mission to Tunisia and Morocco. The Hereditary Grand Duke will head an economic mission, also accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, later this month. The trade delegation will visit Morocco from April 27 to 28, and then head to Tunisia for two days. Naturally we will cover all of Guillaume and Stéphanie's Moroccan and Tunisian adventures right here at Luxarazzi.
|Source: Marc Schmit / Cour grand-ducale|
A little more about Bruno Rodrìguez Parrilla's visit at Wort.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
|Photo: Marc Schmit / Jonk Entrepreneuren / Cour grand-ducale|
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were accompanied by Marc Hansen, the Secretary of State of Education, Children and Youth. The event aims to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit in young people and encourage innovation.
Posted too soon. Photos available from the Cour website.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
|Source: Photoclub Wooltz / Cour grand-ducale|
Grand Duke Henri also took time in Eschweiler to pay a visit to Luxembourgish author Lambert Schlechter whose home and extensive library of several thousand books were seriously damaged in a fire on Friday night.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The roof and other parts of an old house in the town of Eschweiler were destroyed on Friday night by a fire. The house, which is owned by Luxembourgish author Lambert Schlechter, also housed a private library of thousands of books, many of which were destroyed or at least heavily damaged by the fire. Last night, Grand Duke Henri, who was in Eschweiler for a concert - more on that in a post later on -, paid a spontaneous visit to Schlechter to have a personal look at the damage on site, express his regrets about what has happened and thank the local firemen. More pictures at Tageblatt.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
|Photo: National Palace Museum|
Since yesterday until August 31, the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, is showing an exhibition entitled "Crown of the Alps: Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein". Unsurprisingly whenever it comes to exhibition openings featuring masterworks from the Princely Collections, Prince Philipp was on hand for the opening last night. The exhibition includes 118 selected pieces of paintings, antique books, medals and firearm owned by the Liechtenstein family. More information on the website of the National Palace Museum.
Grand Duke Henri remained in Denmark through the 16th to join the 75th birthday celebrations for Queen Margrethe. No word on why Grand Duchess Maria Teresa did not accompany him, but he was joined by other royals, as shown in the photo above.
Grand Duke Henri was also in Denmark on the 15th for Queen Margrethe's gala birthday dinner.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Grand Duke Henri surprisingly went solo for the gala dinner hosted earlier this evening at Christiansborg Palace in honour of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's upcoming 75th birthday. The Danish and Luxembourgish monarchy actually share their birthday and while the Queen turns 75 tomorrow, April 16 that is, the Grand Duke celebrates his 60th birthday. (And because those aren't enough royals to share a birthday, it's also Prince Sébastien 23rd.)
But back on topic: While Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was also scheduled to attend the gala dinner in Copenhafen earlier this evening, she did not do so for an undisclosed reason. No idea if she actually travelled to Denmark, like she was supposed to, or whether she stayed home in Luxembourg for some reason. A bit anticlimactic shallow me, who was looking forward to the first grand ducal tiara sighting in what seems like ages, has to add. Nevertheless, the Grand Duke looked his dashing self.
More pictures of him, the birthday girl and all the other royals at Royals by Robin, for example. Fashion and jewellery run-downs, albeit lacking a Luxembourgish contribution, at Order of Splendor as another example. (Yes, I'm lazy this evening so these example will need to do; wishing everyone in the same timezone as me a good night!)