Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

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Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg (née Sibilla Sandra Weiller (y Torlonia)), was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on 12 June 1968.

Family[edit]

Her father was Paul-Annik Weiller (1933–1998), the first son of the aviator Paul-Louis Weiller of the Javal family and Miss Europe 1930 Aliki Diplarakos.

Her mother is an Italian noblewoman, Donna Olimpia Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi (born 1943), daughter of Don Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi and Infanta Beatriz of Spain.

Sibilla has three surviving sisters: Aliki Béatrice Victoria (1967), Cosima Marie Elisabeth Edmée (1984) and Domitilla Louise Marie (1985). A younger sister Laura Daphne Lavinia (1974-1980) and brother, Paul Alexandre (1970-1970) died in childhood. The family lived in Geneva.

Princess Sibilla is a cousin of the actress Brooke Shields: they share great-grand parents. Sibilla's grandfather, Prince Alessandro was the brother of Brooke Shields' grandmother Marina Torlonia.

Education and career[edit]

Princess Sibilla was educated at the Institut Florimont, Geneva, graduating with a baccalaureate in economics with honours. She then studied at the École du Louvre in Paris, graduating with a diploma in Art History in 1991. She worked at the Musée des Monuments Français. [1]

Princess Sibilla then studied contemporary art in London, and worked for different galleries, before opening her own gallery in 1993.

Marriage[edit]

Sibilla Weiller married her distant cousin Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau and Parma, son of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, civilly on 8 September 1994 and religiously on 24 September 1994 in Versailles, receiving the title Princess of Luxembourg. The bride wore a Valentino wedding gown.[2]

Guillaume and Sibilla have four children, who carry the title Prince(ss) of Nassau. Their sons have succession rights:

  • HRH Prince Paul Louis Jean Marie Guillaume of Nassau (b. Luxembourg, 4 March/24 March 1998). Paul Louis is godson of his cousin, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg
  • HRH Prince Léopold Guillaume Marie Joseph of Nassau (b. Luxembourg, 2 May 2000). His godparents are Archduke Martin of Austria and Elvire Paste de Rochefort.
  • HRH Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine Maria da Gloria of Nassau (b. Luxembourg, 2 May 2000). Her godparents are Philippe Jaczynski and Donna Pilar Méndez de Vigo y Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.
  • HRH Prince Jean André Guillaume Marie Gabriel Marc d'Aviano of Nassau (b. Luxembourg, 13 July/15 July 2004). His godparents are André Aranha Correia do Lago (mother's brother-in-law) and Countess Gabriella von Waldburg-Zeil.

Sibilla and Guillaume are related to each other distantly in several different ways, but the closest is as fifth cousins once removed in descent from Charles IV of Spain, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg.

Honours[edit]

See also List of honours of the Luxembourgish Grand-Ducal Family by country

National honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg". Luxarazzi blog. 
  2. ^ Order of Splendor: Valentino Gowns http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/wedding-wednesday-valentino-gowns.html
  3. ^ Sibilla and Guillaume attending Haakon of Norway's wedding in 2001