Luxembourg Issued Stamps on Grand Duke Henri

luxembourg duke stampsAppointed as Lieutenant Representative of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean on March 4, 1998, he has been the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, since his accession to the throne on October 7, 2000.

Military formation and studies

After his schooling in Luxembourg and France, where he successfully passed his “baccalauréat”, Prince Henri enrolled at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in Britain where in 1975 he was awarded the rank of officer. Later, he took courses at the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where he obtained a Bachelor of Political Science.

Family and social commitment

On 14 February 1981, HRH Prince Henri, at that time the Hereditary Grand Duke, married Maria Teresa Mestre. Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess have four sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.

The Grand Duke has undertaken numerous prospection trips to five continents to promote the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as a land of business and investment opportunities, functions that have been taken over by HRH Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The Grand Duke is a member of the International Olympic Committee and of the Board of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Foundation. As a keen advocate of nature protection, the Grand Duke is the high patron of the Nature and Environment Foundation “natur&ëmwelt”.

Issue Date: 03.03.2015 Designer: Engraving by Martin Mörck (N), based an a photo from Christian Aschman (L) Printer: Phil@Poste (F) Process: Combined Intaglio Colours: 4 Colours Size: 24 x 26,5 mm, 20 stamps per sheet

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