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What an extremely informative article!   :nod: :nod:   
I learned that the Octave honored the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of Luxembourg.

 
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Re: Portugal's state visit
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2017, 05:58:32 AM »
The article mentioned that Grand Duke Henri has two Portuguese great-grandmothers but did not name the ladies.   
One great-grandmother is the Infanta Maria Antonia, the mother of Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

 


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Prince Felix: Another Birthday!
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2017, 05:57:54 AM »
Prince Felix is having a birthday on June 3rd. 
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2017, 05:51:13 AM »
Luxarazzi: Grand Ducal Family Celebrates National Day

National Day festivities in Luxembourg
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2017, 10:23:36 PM »
Luxembourg's Prince Sebastian has  completed his 44 weeks of training at Sandhurst Military Academy. His paternal grandfather, father, uncle and older brothers Guillaume and Felix are also graduates.

The family is present at the Sovereign's Parade today. The Sovereign's Parade At Sandhurst - Zimbio
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2017, 10:42:44 PM »
I knew I had read that there was another graduate Royal passing out at Sandhurst today! Luxembourg also has a tradition going back a couple of generation of attendance at this College (and also service in the British Army.)
 


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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2017, 02:27:09 AM »
Video of the Lux family in attendance with a bit of the parade too. King Abdullah can be heard addressing the graduates.

RTL.lu - People - VIDEO: Sandhurst: D'Groussherzoglech Famill an der englescher Haaptstad
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2017, 03:46:35 AM »
Yes, Abdullah and his father attended the College and I don't see any harm at all in foreign monarchs who are ex Sandhurst graduates doing the honours every so often.

I believe the ex monarch of Luxembourg who served in the British army (grandfather of Gui, forget his name) in the Irish Guards, gave out the shamrocks one year ages ago on St Pat's Day when no British Royal was available, by request of the Queen. On Royal Dish they seemed to think it was odd that Abdullah was doing this, and 'why didn't a British Royal do it'? (they're always complaining on that forum about the BRF) but I think it's fine. In a way, for those foreign royals who went to Sandhurst it's probably like coming home.
 
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2017, 10:25:56 AM »
Yes it was Prince Jean who handed out the shamrocks one year. He must be very proud that another grandson has joined the ranks of Sandhurst alumni.

I agree that there is nothing wrong with foreign Sandhurst alumni such as Abdullah, Henri or even Guillaume one day presiding over the Sovereign's Parade. Yes..RD does like to "dish." :wink:
 
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2017, 06:58:47 AM »
GD Henri is in Peru for an IOC meeting.Luxarazzi: Grand Duke Henri in Peru for IOC Duties
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2017, 09:17:42 PM »
Yes it was Prince Jean who handed out the shamrocks one year. He must be very proud that another grandson has joined the ranks of Sandhurst alumni.

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Yes the Grand Duke Jean has a very close relatlionship with the British RF and army, since he served during the War with the Irish Guards.
 
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #66 on: October 23, 2017, 12:51:42 AM »
No sign ofany children yet with Guillaume and Stephanie?
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2017, 02:16:01 AM »
No, and their fifth anniversary has  rolled around. Stephanie stated they would rather wait for two or three years before having a baby when she wed, but it's way past that now. As they are both extremely devout Catholics I doubt that they are putting it off now.
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2017, 03:07:41 AM »
^^^I recall the couple stating that they'd wait a few years after they wed but it's now their fifth anniversary. Guillame's cousins Imre and Christoph married in 2012 as well and they now have two children each. His brother Felix married in 2013 and also has two children as well. There are other heirs to the throne if Guillaume and Stephanie do not have children. Their strict Catholic beliefs might keep them from seeking "outside assistance."

Current line of succession in Luxembourg

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    (1) Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume (b. 1981)
    (2) Prince Félix (b. 1984)
        (3) Princess Amalia of Nassau (b. 2014)
        (4) Prince Liam of Nassau (b. 2016)
    (5) Princess Alexandra (b. 1991)
    (6) Prince Sébastien (b. 1992)

(7) Prince Guillaume (b. 1963)
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Guillaume and Stephanie in Madrid 10/21/17

Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple visit the Carlos de Amberes Foundation – Royal Central
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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2017, 01:40:48 AM »
 are they very strict Catholics? I think that Albert and Charlene may have had IVF, to have their twins s they were a few years without kids...
It does seem odd that GUilliaume and Stephanie are still childless after 5 years,  I'm sure they would be keen ot have an heir
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #70 on: October 24, 2017, 05:18:55 AM »
^^^Yes for the most part the Belgian/Luxembourg/Hapsburg/Lichtenstein families are considered to be strict Catholics. They typically have four or more children and typically will not divorce but live separately.  Many of them were at the Beatification for Blessed Karl (The last Austro-Hungarian Emperor) Many of the members of those families have intermarried or meet other Catholic royals and aristocrats through their school/social groups.
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2017, 01:27:11 AM »
Wonder if there are problems with having children.
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2017, 07:54:51 AM »
As they have been married for five years now and are both devout Roman Catholics I'm thinking the same way as you, Amabel, which would be a shame, although there is Gui's brother who is next in line and his children, of course.
 

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Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2017, 08:27:31 AM »
I agree with both of you that there could be some issues there.
 

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