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Prince Charles of Luxembourg to be christened today


The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Charles of Luxembourg will be christened into the Roman Catholic Church this afternoon.

The christening will take place in the afternoon at the Abbey of St. Maurice and St. Maurus of Clervaux in Clervaux, Luxembourg.

The Grand Ducal Court has announced that his godparents are his paternal uncle, Prince Louis of Luxembourg and his maternal aunt, Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy.

He will wear the family’s heirloom christening gown that was also worn by his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, and his grandfather’s siblings: Princess Marie-Astrid, Prince Jean and Prince Guillaume. The baptism candle has been made by an artisan firm in the north of Luxembourg.

The ceremony will be conducted by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg with assistance by Leo Wagener, Fernand Franck, and Reverend Père Dom Michel Jorrot.

© Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue

Members of the Grand Ducal Family in attendance, alongside Charles and his parents, will be Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Louis, Prince Felix and Princess Claire with their two children (Princess Amalia and Prince Liam) and Prince Sébastien.

The Lannoy family will be represented by some of the Hereditary Grand Duchess’s siblings, their spouses and children: Count and Countess Jehan de Lannoy with their children, Count and Countess Christian de Lannoy with their children, Countess Nathalie de Lannoy and John Hamilton, Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy, Count and Countess Amaury de Lannoy, Count and Countess Olivier de Lannoy with their children, and Countess Isabelle de Lannoy and Jean-Charles de le Court and their children.

Press will not be allowed inside during the ceremony, and photos will be released afterwards.

Prince Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume was born at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg City on 10 May 2020. His birth was celebrated with a 21-gun salute.

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