Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
|Princess Alexandra on national day, 2008.|
|Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine|
|House||House of Bourbon-Parma
House of Nassau-Weilburg
|Father||Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
|Mother||Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg|
16 February 1991 |
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (given names: Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine; born 16 February 1991) is the fourth child and only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
Alexandra's godparents are Michel de Ligne, 14th Prince of Ligne, and Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, born an Archduchess of Austria. She has three older brothers – Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix and Prince Louis, and one younger – Prince Sébastien. Excluded from the line of succession from birth until 2011, when absolute primogeniture was adopted in respect to Grand Duke Henri's descendants, she is currently third in the line. Prince Louis gave up his place in the line of succession when he married Tessy Antony. Princess Alexandra is the godmother to Prince Louis and Princess Tessy's son, Prince Gabriel of Nassau and Prince Felix and Princess Claire's daughter, Princess Amalia of Nassau.
Princess Alexandra performed her primary school at Angelsberg and finished her secondary education at the Lycée Vauban in Luxembourg. She received her baccalauréat with honors in the literature stream.
Titles and style
Princess Alexandra's full title and style is: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma.
As a daughter of one of the two heads of the house, at 18 years old:
As Princess of Luxembourg, by birth, worn at 18 years old:
|Ancestors of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg|
|Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg|
HRH Princess Marie Gabriele
* Only a Prince/ss of Nassau
- "La Princesse Alexandra". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- The Arrêté Grand-Ducal of 21 Septembre 1995 established that the title of Prince/Princess of Luxembourg is reserved for the children of the sovereign and the heir to the throne. It also stated that the descendants in male lineage of the sovereign should be styled as Royal Highnesses and titled Prince/Princess of Nassau with qualification.
In 1986, Grand Duke Jean renounced the title Prince/Princesse de Bourbon de Parme for himself and his family, when his eldest son, then-Hereditary Grand Duke Henri married Maria-Theresa Mestre. The reason for this was that the Duke of Parma, Carlos Hugo, ruled the marriage unequal in 1981, as well as the marriage of Prince Jean to Hélène Suzanna Vestur in 1987, for which he had renounced his rights to Luxembourg in 1986. In 1995, Grand Duke Jean repealed the decree of 1986 that renounced the Bourbon-Parma title.
- Orders for services to the Royal House - description at the website of the Dutch Royal House (Dutch language) : "Princesses (daughters of the Heads of the House of Nassau) receive the order at majority age (18), as decided in 1984 by Queen Beatrix and Grand-Duke Jean"
- Honorary distinctions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, publication of the government of Luxembourg : Princes and Princesses of the Grand-Ducal House of Luxembourg are Grand Crosses of the Order by birth but the decoration is worn only after they reach their majority (18 years old)
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon-ParmaBorn: 16 February 1991
|Lines of succession|
|Line of succession to
the throne of Luxembourg