Last week news emerged that Her Royal Highness, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa required an urgent knee operation. On Thursday, the Palace confirmed that the operation had gone well.

On 10 October, Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess underwent knee surgery at the Eich Clinic, carried out by Professor Romain Seil according to the official press release.

The Grand Duchess will need to step back from her duties for a period of several weeks while she recuperates.