Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

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Princess Alexandra
Alexandra de Luxembourg.jpg
Princess Alexandra on national day, 2008
Born (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 27)
Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Full name
Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine
House Nassau-Weilburg
Father Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Mother María Teresa Mestre y Batista
Religion Catholicism

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (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. She has three older brothers: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix and Prince Louis and one younger: Prince Sébastien.

Early life and education[edit]

Princess Alexandra was born in 16 February 1991 at Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg, She is the fourth child and only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.

Alexandra's godparents are Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne, and Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, born an Archduchess of Austria.

Princess Alexandra attended 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.[1] She then attended university in the United States at Franciscan University of Steubenville. After studying psychology and social sciences in the United States, she continued her studies in Paris where she received a bachelor's degree in philosophy, with special interest for ethics and anthropology. Princess Alexandra has interests in politics and religious studies. Since 2017, she holds a master's degree in interreligious studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics with a specialization in conflict resolution.[1]

The Princess has worked in the field of journalism in the Middle East. She has also acquired experience in international relations while doing an internship at the Security Council of the United Nations in New York during the period when Luxembourg was a non-permanent member. She works as a volunteer to help refugees.[2]

Line of succession[edit]

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 fifth in the line. Prince Louis gave up his place in the line of succession when he married Tessy Antony.

Private life[edit]

Princess Alexandra is the godmother to Prince Louis and Princess Tessy's son, Prince Gabriel de Nassau (b. 2006) and Prince Félix and Princess Claire's daughter, Princess Amalia of Nassau (b. 2014).

In 2017 she accompanied her father during the Japanese State Visit, her mother was absent.[3]

Title, styles and honours[edit]

Styles of
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Great coat of arms of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.svg
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Title[edit]

  • 16 February 1991 – Present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma[4]

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Biography.
  2. ^ Biography.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. 
  4. ^ 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.[citation needed]
  5. ^ 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"
  6. ^ "The Benelux Royals Message Board: Beautiful new offical [sic] portrait!". Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ "Foreign recipients list". Retrieved 17 December 2017. 

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Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Born: 16 February 1991
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Liam of Nassau
Line of succession to the Luxembourger throne
5th position
Succeeded by
Prince Sébastien