Monday, June 3, 2013

Royal Profile: Prince Felix of Luxembourg

Prince Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume was born 3 June  1984, the 2nd child of Prince Henri, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duchess {Source}. He has four siblings, two sister-in-laws, and two nephews:

The young Prince was primarily educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium and England {Source}. He studied at Lorentzweiler for his primary education, before moving on to study at  École Privée Notre Dame (Sainte-Sophie) de Luxembourg {Source}. He continued his education at the American School o Luxembourg before rounding out his compulsory education at   Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil {Source}. he recieved his school leaving certificate with distinction in 2003{Source}. Upon completeing his primary education, the young prince began to attend  Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Great Britain, but left due to health reasons {Source}. Upon leaving  Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he gained experineces in areas of study like political science, communication, and psychology, while he attended schools in England and Belgium{Source}. Prince Felix also worked as a trainee in various private companies in order to broaden his professional experience {Source}. In 2009, he began attending university in Italy, studying Bioethics, he earned his degree in 2011 {Source}. In addition to Luxembourgish, he speaks fluent French, English and German. He has also studied Spanish and Italian{Source}.

In 2005, he became part of a marketing and public relations department for a Swiss company that specializes in organizing sports and cultural events {Source}.

When his schedule allows, he takes part in activities of the Grand Ducal family{Source}. He is a regular during the Luxembourg National Holiday celebrations (2007, 2009) and during family events such as weddings (at his brother's 2006 wedding, at his brother's October 2012 wedding, at his cousin's September 2012 Wedding, At his cousin's December 2012 wedding). He has also attended the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria {Photos}, the installation of the new pope (2012). The Prince takes an active role in several organizations, including{Source}:
  • The Parachute Club of Luxembourg (since 2003, High Patronage)
  • Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Basketball (FLBB)(2005, honorary president)

In his spare time, he's an active sportsman. He enjoys tennis, football and Volleyball especially {Source}
He has been a snow sports enthusiast since he was a child and excels in acrobatic skiing, classical slalom, 
giant slalom and snowboarding{Source}.

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