Saturday, March 21, 2015

Royal Profile: 30 Facts about Princess Claire of Luxembourg

  1. Princess Claire Margareta of Luxembourg  was born Claire Margareta Lademacher  on 21 March 1985 in Filderstadt, Germany {Source}
  2. She was the second child of Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher{Source}. 
  3. Princess Claire has an older brother, Felix Lademacher{Source}.
  4.  She grew up in Usingen,Hochtaunuskreis, Germany{Source}
  5. On 13 December 2012, Claire Lademacher had been engaged to  Prince Félix of Luxembourg, whom she married on September 2013{Source}. 
  6. On the occasion of her marriage to HRH Prince Félix of Luxembourg, she became Her Royal Highness Princess Claire of Luxembourg{Source}.
  7.  On 15 June 2014, their daughter, Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa, was born in Luxembourg{Source}.
  8. She is the daughter-in-law of Grand Duke Henri & Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg {Source}.
  9. She is the sister-in-law of{Source}:
    1. Prince Guillaume. The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981)
      1. Princess Stéphanie, The Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1984)
    2. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
      1. Princess Tessy de Nassau (1985)
    3. Princess Alexandra (1991)
    4. Prince Sébastien (1992)
  10. She is the aunt of:
    1. Prince Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau (2006)
    2. Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriel Matthias Xavier de Nassau (2007)
  11. She has been educated in Germany, The USA, Switzerland, France {Source}
  12. She attended primary school in Germany{Source}.
  13. At 11 years old, Princess Claire moved with her family to Atlanta, USA{Source}.
  14. She attended the Atlanta International School from 1996-1999{Source}.
  15. In 1999, the Lademacher family returned to Germany{Source}.
  16. There, Claire was enrolled in the Frankfurt International School{Source}.
  17. She completed her formal education at  the Collège Alpin International "Beau Soleil", where she received the Prize of Excellency in 2003{Source}.
  18.  After receiving her baccalaureate, which focused on History, English, German, Psychology and Art, Claire decided to major in International Communications at the American University of Paris{Source}.
  19. After graduating from university in 2007, she took her first steps into a professional career at the advertising department of the Condé Nast publishing house in New York and Munich{Source}.
  20. She also worked as a project manager at IMG World in Berlin{Source}
  21. At the end of 2011, Claire decided to continue her studies and begin a Masters in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which she received with summa cum laude{Source}.
  22.  Alongside her studies, she has been working for the Chair of Bioethics and Human Rights at UNESCO since 2009, in particular in the fields of research, event coordination and communication{Source}.
  23.  Currently, Princess Claire works on her PhD on the ethical aspects of organ donation consent{Source}.
  24. As part of her studies, Claire has spent 2012 as a visiting researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.{Source}
  25. She speaks German, English. French and Italian (and likely at least some Luxembourgish!) {Source}.
  26.  From a young age, Princess Claire has had a passion for dance{Source}.
  27.  She is very athletic and enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, badminton and skiing{Source}.
  28. She has close ties to nature and has been interested in photography and music since she was a teenager{Source}.
  29.  Inspired by her parents, she takes an interest in social and cultural issues{Source}. 
  30. In addition, Princess Claire has traveled widely, getting involved in humanitarian projects, in particular in Tirupur, India in the autumn of 2002{Source}.

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