Luxembourg National Day 2019

Members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg celebrated National Day 2018 with a series of celebrations on June 23rd. National Day or Nationalfeierdag is Grand Duke Henri’s Official Birthday, celebrated on June 23rd since 1961. 

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On June 22nd, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, accompanied by Prince Felix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sebastian gave a reception at the Château de Berg for the inhabitants of the municipality of Colmar-Berg. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duke Stéphanie visited Esch-sur-Alzette while Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited Bourscheid, before joining the family for the torchlit retreat and fireworks display from the Place de la Constitution.

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On June 23rd, National Day, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, accompanied by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, Prince Felix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Sebastian, attended the official National Day ceremony at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. After the ceremony, the Grand Ducal and Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple attended a military parade in the Avenue de la Liberté, where Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke reviewed the guard.

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Later, the Grand Ducal Family attended a Te Deum service at the Cathédral Notre-Dame. It was an inter-religious service with Jewish, Muslim and Orthodox prayers in addition to the Catholic Mass. They walked back to the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City.

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In the evening, the Grand Ducal Family hosted a Gala Dinner for members of the Government, the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies, the Council of State, representatives of the Judiciary, Heads of the Administration and Foreign Ambassadors at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. Grand Duke Henri (in the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau) and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (wearing the Belgian Scroll Tiara) were joined by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie (in the Small Floral Tiara), Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra (wearing the Turquoise Tiara and Parure), and Prince Sebastian.

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2 thoughts on “Luxembourg National Day 2019

  1. Sometimes I wonder if Princess Alexandra has any new clothes of her own other than the casual clothes she wears to walk around. Her official wardrobe, what she wears for gala occasions, seems to be 100% recycled clothes from her mother’s collection. I can’t remember her wearing anything modern and youthful other than when she was a bridesmaid at her bother’s wedding. It’s a shame because she’s so pretty. I know designer clothes are expensive, but she’s a young girl and she should be able to wear new things, at least once in a while.

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