Princess Stephanie steps out for first post-baby engagement

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New mom Princess Stephanie steps out for first post-baby engagement

The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg made her first public appearance since giving birth to her son Prince Charles

Less than two months after giving birth, new mom Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg made her first public appearance this week. The 36-year-old royal stepped out with husband Prince Guillaume on Wednesday to visit the Caritas Fairness Center in Diekirch. The Hereditary Grand Duchess wore a flowy printed blouse and pants, in addition to a face mask, for the outing to the social store, which helps people affected by poverty. The royal couple visited the Caritas Fairness Center to learn about the difficulties the facility has encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume welcomed their first child on May 10©Cour Grand-Ducale / Sophie Margue
Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume welcomed their first child on May 10

Stephanie and Guillaume spoke to the staff and congratulated them on their effort and work during this difficult period. Caritas—a confederation of 165 national Catholic relief and development agencies—and the Red Cross have collaborated for over ten years and have launched 12 social grocery stores in Luxembourg.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc héritier et la Grande-Duchesse héritière se sont rendus aujourd’hui au « Caritas Fairness Center » à Diekirch pour s’informer sur les difficultés rencontrées par l’association pendant la pandémie de COVID-19. Depuis quelques années, le Luxembourg observe une augmentation du nombre de personnes touchées par la pauvreté. Une situation qui s’est aggravée avec la crise sanitaire. Pour assurer une continuité de leurs services, les épiceries sociales ont mis en place des mesures d’hygiène pour protéger le personnel ainsi que les bénéficiaires. En parallèle, leurs fonctionnements ont été adaptés pour mieux répondre à une demande en forte croissance tout en ouvrant leur accès au plus grand nombre, un effort et un travail remarquable du personnel salué par le Couple héritier. Après avoir échangé avec le personnel, le Prince et la Princesse ont pu se rendre compte des problèmes auxquels les personnes en difficulté font face au quotidien. Le Luxembourg compte au total douze épiceries sociales de la Caritas et de la Croix-Rouge réparties sur le territoire, dont huit gérées par la Croix-Rouge et quatre par Caritas. La collaboration entre les deux associations pour ces boutiques solidaires dure depuis plus de dix ans au Luxembourg. © Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue #PrinceGuillaume #MonarchieLU #luxembourg

 

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Stephanie’s outing on July 1 marked her first royal engagement since welcoming her first child, Prince Charles, on May 10. The royal baby was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg. Following his son’s birth, Guillaume spoke to the press saying it was “the most incredible day” of his life. “Today is a wonderful day, for my wife and for myself. And probably the most incredible day that we will have in our life because to be able to greet a child that comes into one’s life is the most magical thing a couple can have,” he said.

Guillaume continued, “And this is exactly the experience we are living today that we are able to share also with our country people with Luxembourg as a country, and we are delighted to do so also at a time that is a bit more difficult, also especially for families that have been separated for a few months, which are now in the next few weeks going to be able to see each other again. A birth is a message of hope, it’s a blessing and I think this is what we are so happy to be able to share with Luxembourg, but also over the borders with all the different countries.”