While the government of Luxembourg under former Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was among the very few European governments to shun Twitter, his successor @Xavier_Bettel maintains a personal Twitter account. Furthermore, Grand Duke Henri has been present on Twitter since 7 October 2010, the 10th anniversary of his accession to the throne.

Princely Palace of Luxembourg Cour Grand-Ducale

The grand ducal account broadcasts the activities of HRH Grand Duke Henri, his wife Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, his son Guillaume and his father Grand Duke Jean. The Twitter account maintains a certain royal aloofness consistently quoting any member of the Grand Ducal Family in the third person with the customary HRH (S.A.R. in French), even when thanking their followers for the birthday wishes. The account never shares any pictures directly on its Twitter feed, but consistently links back to the monarchy’s website. The most popular tweet, retweeted 16 times, is still the announcement of the wedding of HRH Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy which was held on 20 October 2012. With on average one tweet every four days and no @replies or @mentions the account has not been particularly active. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is following the Grand Duke’s own foundation @fondgrandducale and six other royal accounts including the @BritishMonarchy, the Norwegian @Kronprinsparet, the Monaco’s @PalaisMonaco and the Spanish royal household @CasaReal.

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Cour Grand-Ducale


Les activités à la Cour Grand-Ducale du Luxembourg. Latest activities from the Grand-Ducal Court of Luxembourg.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 09/13/2010
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.28
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 66%
Most mentioned @France2tv (2), @stephanebern (1)

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Prime Minister of Luxembourg Bettel Xavier

Luxembourg’s new Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined Twitter on 2 August 2010. On average he tweets every two days in Luxembourgish, French and English, often sharing pictures of his trips and meetings. With over a third of his tweets being @replies he can be considered as quite conversational. He regularly @mentions other users namely Luxembourg’s Minister of Infrastructure @FBrausch and blogger @JerryWeyer. @Xavier_Bettel often comments on EU and world affairs, such as in his most retweeted tweet on 12 March 2014: “Three years of bloodshed in Syria... Need to implement #UNSC res 2139. Let humanitarian actors through to help now #LetUsThrough #WithSyria”. With only two mutual followers namely the Prime Ministers of Belgium @EliodiRupo, and Malta @JosephMuscat_jm, is not yet well connected among world leaders.

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Bettel Xavier


Prime Minister/President of Demokratesch Partei

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 08/02/2010
Language: English, German, French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.54
Retweets: 17%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.33
Replies/Tweet: 0.22
Tweets retweeted: 41%
Most mentioned @fbausch (19), @jerryweyer (12), @Klotiii (10), @vivlosch (8), @svnee (8), @Xavier_Bettel (6), @RTLlu (5), @felix_braz (5), @ThierryLabro (4), @HoffmannMich (4)

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