Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited Venice last week for the annual Biennale exhibition as part of their continuing commitment to the Luxembourgish art and crafts. The Biennale, held for the 57th time, is a famous contemporary visual art exhibition. They were accompanied by Guy Arendt, the Secretary of State for Culture.
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited the pavilions of Luxembourg, Belgium and Scotland and ended their visit with the official exhibition, “Viva Arte Viva.” At the Biennale, Luxembourg was represented by Mike Bourscheid with a work of art titled, “Thank you so much for the flowers.” The Belgian pavilion showed the work of Dirk Braeckman, while the Scottish pavilion showed the work of Rachel Maclean.
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie recently visited the United States on an economic mission, where they were joined by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy, Étienne Schneider.
The Hereditary Grand Duke, Prince Guillaume married Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in 2012 in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Luxembourg. Stéphanie is a member of a Belgian noble family and is youngest of eight brothers and sister, and her mother died in 2012, just two months before her wedding. They have no children as of yet, and Prince Guillaume is followed in the line of succession by his brother, Prince Félix who has a daughter (born 2014) and a son (born 2016) with his wife, Princess Claire (née Lademacher).