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Grand Duchess of Luxembourg pulls out of State Visit due to illness

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg is to miss the State Visit of the President of Cape Verde after being diagnosed with covid.

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tested positive for the virus soon after returning from the Cannes Film Festival. Presently, she is experiencing symptoms associated with the virus. As a precautionary measure, she will not be able to participate in the upcoming state visit of José Maria Neves, President of the Republic of Cape Verde, and Débora Katisa Carvalho to Luxembourg, scheduled from Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th May 2023.

It’s also led to other engagements being cancelled.

The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa have had a busy month. In April, their daughter, Princess Alexandra, exchanged vows with Nicolas Bagory in a civil wedding ceremony held in Luxembourg, followed by a religious wedding ceremony in France a week later. The Grand Duke and Duchess also recently attended the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in London, along with many other royals.

The absence of the Grand Duchess from the state visit of President José Maria Neves and Débora Katisa Carvalho will undoubtedly impact the proceedings. The state visit, originally intended to strengthen diplomatic ties and foster collaboration between Luxembourg and Cape Verde, will now undergo adjustments in light of these circumstances. Alternate arrangements will be made to ensure the smooth continuation of diplomatic discussions and engagements during the visit.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.