King Charles at his house in Windsor, where he receives royal guests for dinner (see photo)


On Bank Holiday Monday, the King welcomed a special guest to Windsor Castle.

The head of the Luxembourg royal family, Grand Duke Henri, attended a dinner at the British monarch's residence in Berkshire.

A photo shared on the Grand Ducal Court's Instagram account shows 75-year-old King Charles and 69-year-old Grand Duke Henri, both elegantly dressed in suits, in the Grand Corridor of Windsor Castle.

Grand Duke Henri and King Charles at Windsor Castle

In the background are a number of ornate paintings, statues and furniture, as well as a gilded ceiling and an arched window.

The caption read: “During a brief stay in England, His Royal Highness The Grand Duke was received by His Majesty King Charles III for dinner at Windsor Castle on Monday.”

Charles and Henri are distant cousins, related through King George II and Queen Caroline, who ruled Britain in the mid-18th century.

Grand Duke Henri and his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, both attended the coronation of King Charles in 2023 at Westminster Abbey.

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the coronation of King Charles

The royal couple recently welcomed their eighth grandchild following the birth of their daughter Princess Alexandra’s first child.

The little girl, named Victoire, was born on May 14 in Paris, but the first photo of the little one is still not available to the Grand Ducal Court.

The Calendar of King Charles

The monarch sent a personal message on Monday expressing his deepest condolences to the families and communities affected by the landslide in Enga, Papua New Guinea, and to his wife Queen Camilla.

The King was also presented with the first sapling grown from seed of the Sycamore Gap tree, nearly eight months after the historic tree was felled in an act of vandalism.

The much-photographed tree, which stood beside Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland for 200 years, was felled in September last year, sparking a nationwide outcry.

Once the sapling has grown into a seedling, Charles will plant it in Windsor Great Park for visitors to enjoy as a symbol of the hope and beauty that can come from loss, the National Trust said on Monday.

The King met with Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics at a private audience at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

And on Tuesday, the King held an audience with the President of the Republic of Latvia at Buckingham Palace.

The palace has previously stated that future royal engagements “that could distract attention or detract from the election campaign” could be postponed in light of the upcoming UK general election on July 4.

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