Luxembourg, 10th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of H.R.H. Grand Duke Heir Apparent Henri.

7 October 2000 marks an important event in the history of the Grand Ducal family and of the entire country. Grand Duke Henri is the sixth sovereign of the dynasty since the accession of Adolphe of Nassau.

His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri, eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, was born on 16 April 1955 at Betzdorf Castle (Luxembourg).

He went to secondary school in Luxembourg and France, where he successfully passed his baccalaureate in 1974. He then attended the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where he received a diploma in political science in 1980.

His Royal Highness has been involved in many informational and educational visits abroad, in Europe as well as the rest of the world. From 1978 to 1980, he had training courses with various companies in the United States. In his role as Honorary President of the Board of Economic Development founded in 1977, he has conducted numerous prospecting trips around the world to promote the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as a land worthy of investing in.

From 1980 to 1998, he was seated in the State Council, which allowed him to become familiar with the legislative processes of the country.

The Grand Duke ensures the patronage of numerous active associations in cultural, sporting, scientific and civic domains.
Thus, he assumes the High Patronage of Civil Defense. He is also an active member of the Mentor Foundation created under the patronage of the World Health Organisation. 

The goal of this foundation is to prevent the use of drugs by adolescents.

Being interested in the protection of nature, the Grand Duke is President of the Galápagos Darwin Trust Luxembourg and is on the Presidency Council of the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands. In addition, he provides the High Patronage for the Hëllef fir d’Natur Foundation. The Grand Duke has been part of the International Olympic Committee since the February 1998 session that was held in Nagano, Japan.

Date of Issue: 16 March 2010

Price of the series : 1,50 €
Layout: Advantage Communication S.A., Luxembourg-Hamm (L);
Printing: High-resolution offset by Imprimerie du Timbre, La Poste,  Malines (B);

27,66 x 40,20 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.

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