On Tuesday 22 September 2020, Their Royal Highness the Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg received the Sandhurst Medal.
Grand Duke Henri and his son, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, yesterday received in audience at the Grand Ducal Palace the following guests: John Marshall, the British Ambassador to Luxembourg; Group Captain Justin Fowler, British defence attaché to Belgium and Luxembourg; Tim Gemers, defence policy advisor at the British Embassy in Brussels; and Jocelyne Horrocks, executive assistant to Captain Fowler.
On this occasion, British Ambassador John Marshall presented the Sandhurst Medal to the Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duke.
In 1974, the Grand Duke began his training as an officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. As a result of this training, he was awarded officer status in 1975. From September 2001 to August 2002, the Hereditary Grand Duke in turn completed officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
The Sandhurst Medal was introduced in 2016 to recognise the extraordinary achievements of international students who have successfully completed officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Sandhurst Medal recipients join a list of more than 4,800 international alumni from over 120 different countries. Recipients also receive open membership of the Sandhurst Trust, which allows them to stay in touch with the Academy and the friends they made during the course.