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Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra turns 30

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Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra leaves her 20s behind today and celebrates her 30th birthday.

The Princess is the only daughter and fourth child of reigning Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. She was born on 16 February 1991 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg. She has four brothers: Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1981), Prince Félix (b. 1984), Prince Louis (b. 1986), and Prince Sébastien (b. 1992).

When she was born, she was excluded from the line of succession to the Luxembourg throne. However, in 2011, that changed when Luxembourg adopted absolute primogeniture. Her Royal Highness is fifth in line to the throne after her brother, Prince Louis gave up his succession rights, as well as those of his children, upon his marriage to Princess Tessy.

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Alexandra undertakes some royal duties and has accompanied her father on a state visit to Japan in the place of her mother. It was in 2017 that she stepped in for her mother on the Japanese state visit, and she also helped welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to Luxembourg for a one day trip that same year.

Princess Alexandra has worked in the journalism field in the Middle East and completed an internship with the United Nations Security Council in New York where she gained international relations experience. Alexandra completed the internship when Luxembourg was a non-permanent member.

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The Princess is the godmother to her nephew, Prince Gabriel (b. 2006) – the son of Prince Louis and Tessy Antony de Nassau – and Princess Amalia (b. 2014) – the daughter of Prince Félix and Princess Claire.

Found out more about Princess Alexandra here.

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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.