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Luxembourg State Visit to France

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg are on a State Visit to France from March 19th to 21st to strengthen and celebrate the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.

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Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa were officially welcomed at Les Invalides, which included a review of the guard of honour. Afterwards, they were welcomed by President and First Lady Macron at the Élysée Palace, before attending a lunch of senior economics and an economic forum entitled “France-Luxembourg: More than neighbors”. In the afternoon, the Grand-Ducal couple gave an interview at the Hôtel de Lassay.

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In the evening, President Macron and the First Lady hosted a Gala Dinner in honour of the Luxembourgish Delegation at the Élysée Palace, where both the Grand Duke and President gave speeches.

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Grand Duke Henri wore a navy suit with a red tie and the pin of the French Legion of Honour. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa wore a floral black and red coat over a black dress with pear-shaped Pearl and Diamond earrings. Grand Duke Henri wore Dark Suit with  a striped tie and the pin of the French Legion of Honour. Grand Duchess Maria Theresa wore a green evening gown with Queen Astrid’s Emerald Choker and Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte’s Emerald Earrings.

Day 2

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On the morning of Day 2, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa met the President of the Senate of France Gérard Larcher at the Hôtel de Luxembourg, before attending a reception at the Paris City Hall hosted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, which included a meet and greet with Luxembourgish community living in Paris, among which was their daughter Princess Alexandra. This was followed by an official luncheon hosted by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, at the Hôtel de Matignon, and followed by a visit with President Macron to the Académie française. Later, the Grand Ducal Couple visited Station F, a start-up business incubator set up in a former railway building. More on Luxarazzi.

In the evening, the entire Grand Ducal Family visited the Musée Rodin to view the “Steichen/Rodin: un dialogue” exhibition. Afterwards, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess hosted a return dinner in honour of President Macron and the First Lady in the gardens of the Museum.

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