Princess Claire of Luxembourg has given birth to a son this morning at 3.59am. Her husband, Prince Félix was at her side during the birth. The new prince was born in the Beaulieu clinic in Geneva. Mother and child are both in good health.
This is the second child for Prince Félix and Princess Claire. They also have a two-year-old daughter, Princess Amalia.
Prince Félix of Luxembourg is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa. He met his future wife while studying at Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil. Princess Claire, formerly Claire Lademacher, was born in Germany in 1985 and has obtained a master’s degree in bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, receiving it with the distinction summa cum laude, and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in the field of organ donation ethics.
Following their engagement in 2012, Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher were married in September 2013. They had their civil wedding in Königstein im Taunus in Germany, and their religious wedding at the Basilica of Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in France. Their first child was born on June 15, 2014. She is so far the only grand-daughter of reigning Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
The small family currently lives in the south of France where Prince Félix runs a winery, “Château les Crostes Lorgues”, with his wife. The winery has been in the Lademacher family for many years.
Prince Félix is currently second in the line of succession, behind his elder brother Guillaume, the Hereditary Grand Duke. Guillaume married Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in 2012, but they are as of yet, childless. The new Prince will be fourth in the line of succession behind his elder sister, father and uncle, due to the introduction of absolute primogeniture in 2011, by decree of Grand Duke Henri.