The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have enjoyed some quality time with three of their grandchildren, after an emotional visit to London for the Queen’s funeral earlier this week.
Grand Duke Henri, 67, and Grand Duchess Maria, 66, were among the dignitaries and head of states of attended the late Monarch’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, and her Committal Service in Windsor on Monday.
The couple, who arrived in London on Sunday ahead of the ceremony recovered from the emotional visit by taking their three grandchildren to an amusement park in Bettembourg.
There, they looked after Princess Amalia, eight, and Prince Liam, six, the children of Prince Felix, and the son of Crown Prince Guillaume, Prince Charles, two, as they fed animals and played with the plants on display.
Adorable pictures shared on Instagram revealed a glimpse of the grandparents’ family day out, as the family puckered up to a fish and fed grapes to a red panda.
Grand Duke Henri, 67, and Grand Duchess Maria, 66, looked after Princess Amalia, eight, and Prince Liam, six, the children of Prince Felix, and the son of Crown Prince Guillaume, Prince Charles, two, yesterday
Grandmother Maria Teresa beamed as she was photographed talking to her two youngest grandsons during the visit
The Grand Duke and his wife were among the foreign royals who travelled to London to attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday
Snaps showed a beaming Henri and Maria Teresa as they proudly posed with their grandchildren during their visit to the park.
Dressed in a stylish leopard print shirt, Maria Teresa could be seen doting over her grandchildren as they discovered the park.
Meanwhile, Grand Duke Henri looked proud as he looked at his two-year-old grandson and heir Charles making his way around the premises.
In one picture, Charles, the youngest of the bunch, could be seen looking at a sea turtle with his grandmother, and feeding a red panda during his tour.
Princess Amalia, who is the couple’s only granddaughter, blew a fish a kiss while her little cousin Charles looked on
Proud grandfather Grand Duke Henri supervised as his youngest grandson and heir, Charles, played on one of the amusement park’s attractions
‘The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are overjoyed grandparents,’ the post, shared by the Grand Duke’s court, read.
‘They took three of their grandchildren to the Parc Merveilleux of Bettembourg,’ it went on.
‘On the programme: a literal world tour of the fauna and flora from five continents.
‘The park, which offers an amusing proximity to the animals, is an ideal location for a family visit, rich in discoveries for the children, and a sharing moment particularly appreciated by their grandparents,’ the post continued.
‘A very pleasing moment was the reunion between Prince Charles with his friends the red pandas Nila and Rani,’ who he proudly introduced to his cousins,’ it concluded.
The Prince met the red pandas during a prior visit to the park with his parents, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie.
The Grand Duke and his wife have five children: Prince Guillaume, 40, Prince Félix, 38, Prince Louis, 36, Princess Alexandra, 31 and Prince Sébastien, 30.
They also have five grandchildren: Prince Charles, who is Guillaume’s son and second in line for the Grand Ducal throne, Princess Amalia and Prince Liam, who are Felix’s children and Prince Gabriel, 12 and Prince Noah, 11, who are the sons of Prince Louis.
Charles pointed to one of the animals while his grandmother looked on. Meanwhile, Amalia fed a red panda living in the park
Charles, who met the red pandas during a prior visit to the park, was a natural as he handed them food
The young prince pointed to a blue fish during his visit to the wildlife park with his two cousins and grandparents
Yesterday’s activities were a welcomed change of pace after an emotional weekend that saw Henri and Maria Teresa fly to London to attend the Queen’s funeral and paying her respects during her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall on Sunday night, before attending the ceremony on Monday.
The couple were joined by 400 other foreign dignitaries and heads of state who had made the journey to London.
Emperors, kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers and other foreign dignitaries descended on the British capital for Her Majesty’s state funeral, with many stopping at Westminster Hall on Sunday to pay their respects to the monarch, who was lying in state.
Later on Sunday evening, they attended the ‘reception of the century’ at Buckingham Palace, hosted by King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.
Amalia, Charles and Liam, right, seemed delighted with the visit as was their grandmother Maria Teresa