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A look at the godparents of Prince Charles of Luxembourg’s royal cousins


Photo: Grand Ducal Court / Lola Velasco / all rights reserved

As Prince Charles of Luxembourg is set to be christened today, we are taking a look at the godparents chosen for his paternal cousins: Princes Gabriel, Noah, Liam and Princess Amalia.

Each of the royal children has two godparents – a norm in the Roman Catholic Church. In most cases, a sibling of the parent is one of the godparents, as well.

Prince Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny of Nassau:

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The eldest grandchild of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was christened into the Roman Catholic Church in the Gilsdorf’s Roman Catholic parish church on 22 April 2006. His godparents are his maternal uncle, Ronny Antony (pictured above beside Prince Louis) and his paternal aunt, Princess Alexandra.

Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier of Nassau:

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Prince Noah’s godparents are his paternal uncle, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and his maternal aunt, Patty Antony. He was christened in Gilsdorf’s Roman Catholic parish church, like his older brother, on 27 October 2007.

Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa of Nassau:

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At the time of her christening, Amalia was the future Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, but her christening was fairly low-key. She was christened on 12 July 2014 at the Chapelle de Saint-Ferréol in Lorgues, France. Her godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Alexandra and her maternal uncle, Felix Lademacher.

Prince Liam Henri Hartmut:

Prince Félix after the christening of his son Prince Liam. Pictured with his brother, Prince Sébastian (godfather to Liam), wife, Princess Claire, daughter, Princess Amalia and Liam’s other godparent, Anna-Maria Pamin. © 2017 Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / tous droits réservés

Prince Liam’s godparents are his paternal uncle, Prince Sébastian and his mother’s friend, Anna-Maria Pamin. He was christened on 22 April 2017 at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Chapel of the Choir.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.