Monday, January 17, 2011

Grand Dukes of Luxembourg ...

Special thanks to Arturo for this nice cover, which enables me to know more about the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg :-))) This cover was franked with 2 stamps that were issued on March 16, 2010 on "Dynasty 2010". The stamps were cancelled on Dec 31, 2010 with slogan postmark of "Utilisez nos timbres de Noël" (Use our Christmas Stamps) that was used from Nov 30, 2010 until Jan 10, 2011.

0,50 Euro : 10th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of H.R.H. Grand Duke Heir Apparent Henri.

1,00 Euro : 25th Anniversary of the Death of H.R.H. Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985)

The Grand Duke of Luxembourg is the head of state of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is the world's only sovereign extant Grand Duchy, a status to which Luxembourg was promoted in 1815 upon its unification with the Netherlands under the House of Orange-Nassau.

House of Orange-Nassau
William I : 1815-1840
William II : 1840-1849
William III : 1849-1890

House of Nassau-Weilburg
Adolphe : 1890-1905
William IV : 1905-1912
Marie-Adélaïde : 1912-1919
Charlotte : 1919-1964
Jean : 1964-2000
Henri (incumbent) : 2000-now

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