Princess Alexandra to visit Japan

The Marshall of the Grand Ducal Court has announced that Princess Alexandra will accompany her father, HRH Grand Duke Henri, on the state visit to Japan.

Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess, who was originally scheduled to travel, will not be participating because of her phobia of air travel which has been reported in the past. The communiqué went on to state that, despite the many efforts she has made to try to overcome this anxiety, the Grand Duchess deeply regrets not being able to make this long journey alongside the Grand Duke.