The eldest son of Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla, Prince Paul-Louis of Nassau, has graduated from Sandhurst Military Academy in the UK. He was one of 250 cadets to graduate on 14 August and take part in the Sovereign Parade.
He is the grandson of the late Grand Duke Jean and the late Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte and the nephew of reigning Grand Duke Henri. The Prince was one of the speakers at his grandfather’s 2019 funeral, alongside cousins, an aunt and his father.
Paul-Louis’s graduation is a family tradition as he is following in the footsteps of his late grandfather, two uncles (Grand Duke Henri and Prince Jean) and cousins, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Prince Sébastien.
Prince Paul-Louis, 22, is ninth in the line of succession to the Grand Ducal Throne.
The British Ambassador to Luxembourg posted a photo on Twitter of the Prince in his uniform and congratulating him on his graduation and following the family tradition. “Congratulations to HRH Prince Paul-Louis of Luxembourg one of 250 officer cadets who will complete their training today at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and participate in the Sovereign’s Parade. He continues a fine family tradition,” he said.
Tessy Antony-de Nassau, the former wife of Paul-Louis’s cousin Prince Louis, congratulated him on the Twitter post saying: “He’s a great person” and “Bravo!”
Sandhurst has seen many royals go through its training and graduation. Both the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex graduated from Sandhurst, as did Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Prince Mateen of Brunei, among many others.