Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg have shared a Christmas message on the Instagram account of their French winery, Chateau les Crostes.
They also revealed a new family photo with their two children, Princess Amalia (6) and Prince Liam (4). The image appears to have been taken in the summer or autumn of this year, presumably in Germany.
Their message was written in French and is translated below:
“Dear wine lovers,
“During this Christmas period, we are all in a situation which favours solidarity and sharing even if many of us cannot find our relatives and friends.
“In Europe, we have lived through many crises, in particular, the two world wars. As a result, we had the opportunity to live in peace for 75 years, which makes us understand how important our freedom is. Solidarity will always take precedence over individualism, and now is the time to take it into account again.
“Let us take this opportunity to realize to what extent we have been privileged during all these years and thank Europe and their initiators like Schuman for the implementation of means with a view to a better world. This is what we need to do for our children, to give them a vision full of possibilities. So, let’s take precedence over supporting the most insecure by focusing on the person.
“We wish you all a Merry Christmas and we hope for a happy new year 2021.
“Claire & Felix de Luxembourg”
Prince Félix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. He is third in the line of succession after his older brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his nephew, Prince Charles.
Félix married German-born Claire Lademacher in September 2013. Their first child, Princess Amalia, was born on on 15 June 2014; Prince Liam followed on 28 November 2016. The family resides in Germany.