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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family warns the public over an imposter

© Grand Ducal Court / Marion Dessard

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg has issued an unusual statement warning people of an imposter pretending to be the Hereditary Grand Duke.

A alert was posted on the family’s official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon, telling people not to fall victim to an account impersonating Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

The statement said: “The Grand Ducal Court has been contacted several times about a twitter account which circulates in the name of his His Royal Highness the Hereditary Grand Duke.

“The Grand Ducal Court wishes to clarify that the Guillaume Je De Nassu account, @JeanNassu, visible on the platform in question has no link with the Hereditary Grand Duke or the Grand Ducal Court. It is therefore fake. 

“We ask the public not to give it any credit and not to act on it. The court has started the necessary actions and steps.”

The Hereditary Grand Duke has been in the news headlines this week after his wife, Princess Stephanie, gave birth to the couple’s first child over the weekend.

Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume was born at 5.13 am on May 10th 2020 and will one day become Luxembourg’s Head of State.

Soon after his birth, his Guilluame spoke to the press to share his joy at becoming a father for the first time. 

The heir to the throne said: “Today is a wonderful day… perhaps the most incredible day that we will have in our lives, to be able to greet a child that comes into one’s life is the most magical thing a couple can have.”