Princess Tessy of Luxembourg has made her first public appearance since the announcement that she and her husband, Prince Louis of Luxembourg were divorcing. She attended the 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner in Utah on Sunday night. The Creative Coalition is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organisation of the arts and entertainment community.”
For the occasion, she wore a white satin cocktail dress with side panels of lace and a black belt. She posed for photographs with other attendees on the red carpet.
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).