Mersch rolls out the red carpet for Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie

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Schoolchildren gave hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife, Stéphanie, a warm welcome when the couple visited Mersch on Friday.

The youngsters from the 1st cycle of a primary school waved flags, gave gifts and sang as the important couple entered the school.

The visit was part of a tour of local attractions, which included a stop-off at the castle, local government institutions and a trip to annexes of the Lycée classique de Diekirch.

During their meeting with local authority representatives, the couple was shown a short film and given a special historical book about the area.