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Though no official statement will state that events are cancelled or postponed due to the risks of Coronavirus, Luxembourg's Royals have pulled out of some scheduled appointments this week.
We spoke with a palace representative on the hows and whys of cancellations occurring and were informed that these matters 'cannot be shared publicly unless an official press statement is made' though we could rightly 'assume' precautions are being taken.
The Maréchalat de la Cour confirmed that ordinarily, where an appointment/appearance is scheduled it is up the party who plan the engagement to inform on the reasons why the plans have been changed.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was due to attend the Open Doors event at the Private School Sainte-Anne on Thursday 5 March and then meet with young people of Zonta Club Luxembourg on Friday 6 March. Both of these engagements were cancelled.
Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa were set to appear at the Luxembourg City Film Festival 2020, only to pull out last minute - no official word was given as to the decision.
In the case of the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume's scheduled appearance at the 50th Anniversary of "Clearstream Banking Luxembourg" gala being cancelled, this can be related to the COVID-19 protocals in place.
This coming Friday (13 March) was earmarked for an audience with Madame Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of the Spanish Council of State at the Palace, as Grand Duke Henri was to open the doors to the Palace. Due to the current coronavirus situation, this visit has been put on hold.
A visit by Andorra's Prime Minister, Xavier Espot Zamora, on Monday 16 March looked set to go ahead early on Tuesday - but has subsequently been postponed. Grand Duke Henri was scheduled to meet the travelling party at the Royal Palace.