Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Royal Profile: 30 Facts about Prince Felix of Luxembourg

  1. Prince Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume was born 3 June 1984  {Source}.
  2. He was the 2nd child of Prince Henri, Hereditary Grand Duke & Princess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duchess {Source}.
  3. He has four siblings, three brothers and a sister:
    1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke (1981)
    2. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
    3. Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (1991)
    4. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (1992)
  4. He has twosisters-in-laws, a brother in law:
    1. Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (wife of brother Guillaume)
    2. Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (wife of brother Louis)
    3. Felix Lademacher (brother of his wife)
  5. He also has two known nephews:
    1. Prince Noah de Nassau (2006, son of his brother Louis) {Source}
    2. Prince Gabriel de Nassau (2007, son of his brother Louis) {Source}
  6. The young Prince was primarily educated in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium and England {Source}. 
  7. He studied at Lorentzweiler for his primary education, before moving on to study at École Privée Notre Dame (Sainte-Sophie) de Luxembourg {Source}. 
  8. He continued his education at the American School o Luxembourg before rounding out his compulsory education at Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil {Source}.
  9. He received his school leaving certificate with distinction in 2003{Source}. 
  10. Upon completing his primary education, the young prince began to attend Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Great Britain, but left due to health reasons {Source}. 
  11. Upon leaving Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he gained experiences in areas of study like political science, communication, and psychology, while he attended schools in England and Belgium{Source}.
  12. Prince Felix also worked as a trainee in various private companies in order to broaden his professional experience {Source}.
  13. In 2009, he began attending university in Italy, studying Bioethics, he earned his degree in 2011 {Source}. 
  14. In addition to Luxembourgish, he speaks fluent French, English and German. {Source}.
  15. He has also studied Spanish and Italian{Source}.
  16. 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}.
  17. When his schedule allows, he takes part in activities of the Grand Ducal family{Source}. 
  18. 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). 
  19. He has also attended the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria {Photos}, the installation of the new pope (2012). 
  20. The Prince takes an active role in several organizations, including{Source}:
    1. The Parachute Club of Luxembourg (since 2003, High Patronage)
    2. Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Basketball (FLBB)(2005, honorary president)
  21. In his spare time, he's an active sportsman. He enjoys tennis, football and Volleyball especially {Source}
  22. He has been a snow sports enthusiast since he was a child and excels in acrobatic skiing, classical slalom, giant slalom and snowboarding{Source}.
  23. On 13 December 2012, the grand ducal household confirmed Prince Félix's engagement to Claire Lademacher {Source}.
  24.  The civil wedding took place on 17 September 2013 in Königstein im Taunus, Germany {Source}
  25. A religious ceremony followed on 21 September in the Basilica of Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France {Source}.
  26. On 14 January 2014, it was announced that the couple is expecting their first child in June 2014 {Source}.
  27. He is following in his first cousin 1x removed, Prince Robert of Luxemburg's footsteps with running a vineyard{Source}
  28. Alongside his wife, he currently runs the vineyard Château les Crostes in France{Source}.
  29. Currently, he resides in France with his wife{Source}.
  30. Prince Félix is taking his role managing the estate seriously and has been taking oenology classes to deepen his understanding of wine {Source}.

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