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Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg granted a divorce

Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are officially divorced. The undefended divorced was obtained by Princess Tessy today in London at the Central Family Court today on the grounds of his “unreasonable behaviour.”

The couple announced their plans to divorce in January. Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. He has four siblings, Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (born 1981), Prince Felix (born 1984), Princess Alexandra (born 1991) and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (born 1992).

Before Prince Louis’s marriage to Tessy (née Antony), she gave birth to a son, named Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau on 12 March 2006. He was born at a private Swiss hospital in Geneva and was the first grandchild for the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Prince Louis and Tessy married on 29 September 2006. This marriage was considered to be morganatic, and he gave up his succession rights and those of his children. Prince Louis retained his title of “Prince of Luxembourg” and the style of “Royal Highness” but his wife and children were known only as “de Nassau” without any titles. They had a second son, named Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier de Nassau on 21 September 2007.

On 23 June 2009, Luxembourg’s National Day, Tessy was given the title of “Princess of Luxembourg” with the style “Royal Highness.” Their two sons and any future children were given the title “Prince of Nassau” with the style of “Royal Highness.” The couple lived in London and were involved in charitable events in both Luxembourg and London. Princess Tessy is currently the UNAIDS Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls. Prince Louis is the patron of the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Tennis de Table (Luxembourg Table Tennis Federation), the Fédération des Arts Martiaux (Luxembourg Martial Arts Federation) (2010) and the Fédération Aéronautique Luxembourgeoise (Luxembourg Aeronautical Federation) (2011).

In the announcement from the Grand Ducal Court, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess ask that the family’s privacy is respected in these painful times.


  • luigi pasquali

    Now that’s the kind of girl that should interest Harry.

    • John_Twiss

      Harry cannot marry a Catholic and maintain his position as fifth in line to the throne.

      • Mitchell

        i thought that under the perth agreement that had changed

        • John_Twiss

          Perth agreement only actually dealt with the principle of primogeniture allowing females to have equal rights, i.e., that if a female is born first she becomes the heir to the throne. For the question of the Act of Settlement, the Perth agreement even if they allowed for the heir to the throne to marry a Catholic, would have to be passed in parliament since it would in fact be a contradiction of a legal act of that same parliament. An heir to the throne of the 14 realms may perhaps marry a Catholic, but that would not be possible for the UK where the sovereign is also head of the Church of England.

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