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Prince Liam baptised at the Vatican

At the Vatican on Saturday, 22 April, His Royal Highness Prince Liam of Nassau was baptised at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Chapel of the Choir. He is the second child and only son of Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg. He has an older sister, two-year-old Princess Amalia. He is the fourth grandchild and third grandson of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg.

Most of the Grand Ducal Family was in attendance except his cousins, Prince Noah and Prince Gabriel, who are in school in the United Kingdom. Princess Claire’s parents and her brother Felix were there, as well. Some of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein were represented, too.

The ceremony was performed by Reverend Dr George Woodall; he is a professor at the alma mater of Prince Félix and Princess Claire – the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. Prince Liam’s eldest uncle, Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg played the guitar and sung during the service. Also, one adorable moment had big sister Amalia rubbing her baby brother’s head and giving him a cuddle.

Prince Liam with his parents, sister and godparents. © 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

According to the Grand Ducal Court, his godparents are his paternal uncle, Prince Sébastien and Anna-Maria Pamin.

His Royal Highness was born on 28 November 2016 at the Beaulieu General Clinic in Geneva, Switzerland. His name and title of HRH Prince Liam Henri Hartmut of Nassau were announced by the Grand Ducal Court on 6 December with several photographs of the newborn prince; they were taken by his grandmother, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His middle names honour his grandfathers. Henri honours his paternal grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, and Hartmut honours his maternal grandfather, Hartmut Lademacher. The young royal is fourth in line to the throne after his uncle, Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume; his father, Prince Félix; and his sister, Princess Amalia.

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