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Luxembourg’s Prince Louis and Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue break off engagement

Scarlett-Lauren and Louis

Luxembourg’s Prince Louis and Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue have called off their wedding. The 35-year-old prince, who is the third of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg’s five children, had proposed Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue, who works as a lawyer, and couple announced their engagement in April 2021. Now, they have decided to part.

Louis and Scarlett-Laurence confirmed to French magazine, Point de Vue, that their romantic relationship is over but want to remain friends.

The full statement reads: “We have decided not to continue our romantic relationship while remaining deeply attached by friendship and tenderness. It is a decision that we have taken by mutual agreement, after careful consideration. We remain strongly bound by great respect and genuine admiration for each other”.  

Prince Louis adds: “However, there was no shadow, no problem on our couple but fundamental differences of opinion which led us to this decision. At the time of our engagement, we obviously discussed the questions relating to Scarlett’s entry into a royal family, with all that that entails in terms of protocol. This posed no difficulty for us”.

Scarlett-Lauren was born in Bordeaux on 8 August 1991 to lawyers Pierre Sirgue and Scarlett Sirgue. She has an elder sister named Elisabeth and a younger brother named Archibald, who are both mediators. Scarlett-Lauren followed in her parents’ footsteps, and she was admitted to the Paris Bar at 23 and was sworn in at 25. She began her career in Family Law but now specialises in Victims’ Law with her family’s law firm.

Prince Louis was previously married to Tessy Antony de Nassau, with whom he has two sons, Gabriel and Noah, who are now 15 and 14 years old. Prince Louis gave up his succession rights and those of his children upon his marriage.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.