Luxembourg Published on 31.08.13 16:30

Parade ends second day of Grand Ducal visit to Germany

(CS) On the second day of their visit to Hesse, Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visited Wiesbaden and traced the Prince's German roots.

Following a meeting with Hesse's Minsiter President Volker Bouffier and Justice Minister Jörg-Uwe Hahn, the couple signed the golden book of the city and then travelled onwards to Hesse's Nassau memorial, dedicated to Grand Duke Adolphe, Guillaume great-great-great grandfather.

Guillaume and Stéphanie also visited Bieberich castle and made a stop at the St Elizabeth Russian Orthodox church, where Adolphe's first wife, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, lies buried.

Later in the day, the Grand Ducal couple travelled onwards to Weilburg, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the “Weilburger Bürgergarde”, which was founded on the occasion of the marriage of Adolphe's father, William, Duke of Nassau, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

Last year, Grand Duke Henri had travelled to Weilburg, where a statue in the honour of Grand Duke Adolphe was unveiled.

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Guillaume & Stéphanie arrive in Germany for three-day trip