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Handshake practice for MPs at palace New Year's Reception

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(ADW) There was lots of handshaking going on at the palace on Tuesday as Luxembourg's Grand Ducal couple, Crown Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie hosted the traditional annual New Year's reception for the country's top politicians.

The line-up included Parliament President Mars Di Bartolomeo, representatives of the Office of the Chamber as well as Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the rest of the government.

And the handshaking will happen all over again on Wednesday when the Grand Ducal family invites them all back to meet other representatives of public institutions as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps and representatives of European institutions.

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