Warm welcome of Prince François of Luxembourg and his parents by residents of a center for the elderly

The Grand Ducal heir family made another visit to residents of a retirement home. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were accompanied by their youngest son, Prince François.

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Prince Francis continues his tour of retirement homes

For several years, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, 42, and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, 40, have been touring the country’s retirement and care homes. This Wednesday, May 15, 2024, they went to Junglinster, in the canton of Grevenmacher, with their second son, Prince François.

The Luxembourg heir couple regularly visits retirement homes with their sons (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie visit a center for the elderly in Junglinster (Photo: Maison du Grand Duke / Kary Barthelmey)
Wednesday’s visit took place in Junglinster, in the canton of Grevenmacher (Image: Histoires Royales)

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Prince Francis, who celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago, has become the darling of retirement homes. The heir couple got into the habit of making this type of visit with their children. Guillaume and Stéphanie’s eldest son, Prince Charles, made these visits during the first years of his life. Since François’ birth, it has been the latter who has accompanied his parents.

The heir to the grand ducal throne greets the residents of the center (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)
Prince François has become the darling of the country’s retirement homes (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)

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The heir family warmly welcomed at a center for the elderly in Junglinster

This Wednesday, the heir family met the residents of the Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte Integrated Center for the Elderly (CIPA). The center is named after the grandmother of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume. Guillaume, Stéphanie and François were accompanied by the Minister of Families, Max Hahn.

The heir couple was warmly welcomed by staff and residents (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)
Prince François brings good humor during this visit (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)
Like his older brother before him, Prince François accompanies his parents during their visits to the elderly (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)

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During the visit, the staff presented to Guillaume and Stéphanie the particularities of the structure which notably offers residents original activities. For example, there is the “Care Table” activity, a tool designed to stimulate cognitive and motor skills, as well as the treadmill which simulates a walk or the “Café an der Loupescht” exchange area.

Prince François feels at home (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)
The center has treadmills to simulate walks (Photo: Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey)

The Household of the Grand Duke specified that the heir family had been “warmly welcomed” by residents. The heir couple also thanked the “residents and staff for a pleasant visit.”

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Nicolas Fontaine

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Nicolas Fontaine has been a designer-editor and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media. A specialist in royal family news, Nicolas founded the site Histoires royales of which he is the editor-in-chief. [email protected]

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