Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg visited a homeless shelter yesterday morning. The visit was unannounced and only revealed after the couple had left.
The shelter, Wanteraktioun in Findel, provides warm accommodation for the homeless during the cold months. Their Royal Highnesses were accompanied by the Minister of Family and Integration and the Greater Region Corinne Cahen.
After the visit, the Grand Ducal Court released several images from their time at the shelter. All of the photos were taken by Claude Piscitelli, who commonly takes photographs of the Grand Ducal Family on official engagements.
The director of Caritas Luxembourg, Philippe Streff and the President Caritas Home and Solidarity, Charel Schmit spoke to the Grand Duke and Duchess and showed them around.
Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa spoke to the volunteers as well as those who utilise the services of Wanteraktioun.
Wanteraktioun was opened in 2001 by the Ministry of Family with the aim “that no one will sleep on the streets when winter temperatures arrive,” according to the Grand Ducal Court. Hundreds of people now work or volunteer for the organisation.