A rose for “Prince Charles de Luxembourg”

In the “Rose­raie Châ­teau de Muns­bach” in the gar­den of Müns­bach Cast­le, a rose was bap­ti­sed “Prince Charles de Luxembourg”.

Prince Charles, the son of Her­edita­ry Grand Duke Guil­laume and Her­edita­ry Grand Duch­ess Sté­pha­nie, was born on 10 May. Bare­ly five mon­ths after his birth, a rose was chris­tened “Prince Charles de Luxem­bourg” in the “Rose­raie” in the park of Müns­bach Cast­le. With the rose bap­tism, the “Lët­ze­bue­r­ger Rou­se­frënn” keep an old tra­di­ti­on ali­ve. “It is a nice cus­tom that roses bear the name of mem­bers of our ruling house,” empha­sis­ed Mireil­le Steil, Pre­si­dent of the “Lët­ze­bue­r­ger Rou­se­frënn” at the christening.

Her­edita­ry Grand Duke Guil­laume, Her­edita­ry Grand Duch­ess Sté­pha­nie and Prince Charles came to the park in Müns­bach for the naming cere­mo­ny in a small cir­cle on 5 Octo­ber. After a short tour of the rose gar­den — whe­re roses named after Grand Duke Jean and Her­edita­ry Grand Duch­ess Sté­pha­nie, among others, can be seen — the chris­tening of the rose took place. After­wards, the Her­edita­ry Grand Duke and Grand Duch­ess plan­ted the first spe­ci­men of the new flower.

The rose “Prince Charles de Luxem­bourg” was bred by the Bel­gi­an bree­der Anne Vel­le, Lens-Roses. The pro­cess took six years, Anne Vel­le exp­lai­ned at the chris­tening in Müns­bach. Among the spe­cial cha­rac­te­ris­tics of the flower were its high resis­tance and its ver­sa­ti­li­ty.
At the renow­ned rose novel­ty com­pe­ti­ti­on in Baden-Baden, the rose has alrea­dy been awar­ded the Luxem­bourg Pri­ze of Honour. Accord­ing to the bree­der, it will be avail­ab­le in autumn of next year.

Visit by the President of the World Federation of Rose Societies to the Munsbach Castle Rose Garden.

Visit at the “Rose­raie Schloss Muns­bach” by the Pre­si­dent of the World Fede­ra­ti­on of Rose Societies.

At the invi­ta­ti­on of the Lët­ze­bue­r­ger Rou­se­frënn, Countess Hen­ri­an­ne de Briey, Pre­si­dent of the World Fede­ra­ti­on of Rose Socie­ties, took advan­ta­ge of her visit to Luxem­bourg to visit the Park of the Châ­teau de Müns­bach to walk through the flower­beds of this magni­ficent natio­nal collec­tion of our country’s roses.

She was thus able to admi­re the roses pro­du­ced in the past by Luxem­bourg rose gro­wers and wide­ly expor­ted throughout the world, as well as tho­se later chris­tened in Luxem­bourg:
In all, around 150 dif­fe­rent spe­ci­es, in full bloom.
The Pre­si­dent of the Lët­ze­bue­r­ger Rou­se­frënn, Mireil­le Steil, sur­roun­ded by her com­mit­tee, led the visit.

We stop­ped in front of this or that rose dedi­ca­ted to a mem­ber of the grand-ducal fami­ly or to a Luxem­bourg or for­eign per­so­na­li­ty.
The rose gar­den is open to the public and is free­ly acces­si­ble every day of the week.
It should be remem­be­red that the World Fede­ra­ti­on brings tog­e­ther some fif­ty Natio­nal Fede­ra­ti­ons and that it was crea­ted by the mother of Countess Hen­ri­an­ne de Briey: Lil­ly de Ger­la­che, a gre­at figu­re of the Bel­gi­an resis­tance and a sur­vi­vor of Ravens­bruck.  Gas­ton de Ger­la­che, Henrianne’s father was with Prince Antoi­ne de Ligne, hus­band of Princess Alix, a mem­ber of the Bel­gi­an expe­di­ti­ons to Antarctica.

We also brief­ly recal­led the histo­ry of the cast­le, which for a few years after the First World War was the resi­dence of the Bel­gi­an Lega­ti­on with Albert de Ligne and Jules le Jeu­ne de Muns­bach. And it was the lat­ter who, in 1921, after the trou­bled years of dis­cord, con­tri­bu­t­ed to the set­ting up of the Eco­no­mic Uni­on with Belgium.

Lët­ze­bue­r­ger Rousefrënn

15 June 2020

La Rose en Fête (Celebration of the rose)

In the wonderful rose gardens of Château de Munsbach


Et wor emol zu Lëtzebuerg: “D’Rousekinneken”



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