Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Prime Minister forms special team to look into palace staff operations

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has appointed a special commission to look into the Grand Ducal Family’s staff operations and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa’s role, the Luxembourg media has reported. At the end of June, Jeannot Waringo was appointed to be the “representative of the Prime Minister” to oversee how the Grand Ducal Court functions, allowing the…
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A look at the Luxembourgish line of succession

Today we’re looking at the Luxembourgish line of succession, which has seen some changes to its rules since current Grand Duke Henri ascended to the throne. Luxembourg now practices absolute primogeniture, which Grand Duke Henri established in 2011 to apply to his heirs. Before then, women were excluded from the line of succession, which we’ll see impacts the line with the addition of two…
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Grand Ducal Family celebrates Luxembourg's National Day

Events for Luxembourg’s National Day began on Saturday with Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited Esch-sur-Alzette, and Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa paid a visit to Château de Bourscheid. In the evening, the traditional torchlight parade, as part of the street festival on the eve of National Day, took place. In attendance were the…
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Grand Ducal Family attends Mass to commemorate Grand Duke Jean six weeks after his death

On Saturday, members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg attended a special Mass to commemorate the late Grand Duke Jean who died on 23 April. The traditional Roman Catholic Mass took place at Notre-Dame Cathedral of Luxembourg – six weeks after his passing. This marked the end of the official mourning period for the Grand Ducal Family. © Grand Ducal Court / Sophie Margue In…
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