Thursday, April 16, 2015

Royal Profile: 42 Facts about Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

  1. Grand Duke Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg was born 16 April 1955{Source}.
  2. He is eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg {Source}.
  3. He has one older sister, two younger brothers and a younger sister:
    1. Princess Marie-Astrid (1954)
    2. Prince Jean (1957) 
    3. Princess Margaretha (1957)
    4. Prince Guillaume (1963)
  4. Through his siblings, he also has two brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws, as well as a former sister in law:
    1. Archduke Carl Christian of Austria (1954, became his brother-in-law in 1982)
    2. Ms. Hélène Vestur (born 1958, became his sister-in-law in 1987, by 2009 they had been divorced)
    3. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg (1968, 1994-Present)
    4. Ms. Diane De Guerre, Countess de Nassau (2009-present)
  5. He is uncle to:
    1. Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria, Countess of Lumburg-Stirum (1983)
    2. Prince Leopold Emmanuel Jean Marie of Liechtenstein (1984-1984)
    3. Archduke Imre  of Austria (1985)
    4. Princess Maria-Anunciata  of Liechtenstein (1985)
    5. Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau (1986)
    6. Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein (1987)
    7. Prince Constantin  of Nassau (1988)
    8. Prince Josef-Emanuel Leopold Marie of Liechtenstein (1989)
    9. Archduke Alexander of Austria (1990)
    10. Prince Wenceslas of Nassau (1990)
    11. Prince Carl-Johan of Nassau (1992)
    12. Archduchess Gabriella of Austria (1994)
    13. Prince Paul Louis Jean Marie Guillaume of Nassau (1998)
    14. Prince Léopold of Nassau (2000)
    15. Princess Charlotte of Nassau (2000)
    16. Prince Jean of Nassau (2004)
  6. He is uncle-in-law to:
    1. Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum (born 1979, married 2008)
    2. Archduchess Kathleen of Austria (born 1986, married 2012)
    3. Archduchess Adélaïde of Austria (born 1988, married 2012)
  7. He is great-uncle to:
    1. Count Léopold Menno Philippe Gabriel François-Xavier Marie Joseph Ghislain de Limburg-Stirum (2011)
    2. Count Constantin de Limburg-Stirum (2013)
    3. Archduchess Maria-Stella Elizabeth Christiana Yolande Alberta of Austria (2013)
    4. Archduchess Katarina Marie-Christine Fabiola of Austria (2014)
  8. He is a nephew to:
    1. Knud Johan, Count of Holstein-Ledreborg (1919–2001)
    2. Princess Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1922–2011)
    3. Princess Marie Adelaide of Luxembourg (1924–2007)
    4. Franz, Duke of Hohenberg (1927–1977)
    5. Queen Fabiola of Belgium (1928-2014)
    6. King Baudin I of Belgium (1930-1993)
    7. Antoine, 13th Prince of Ligne (1925–2005)
    8. Princess Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg (1925-)
    9. Prince Charles of Luxembourg (1927–1977)
    10. Karl Josef Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (1928–2008)
    11. King Albert II of Belgium (1934-)
    12. Joan Douglas Dillon (1935-)
    13. Princess Alix of Luxembourg (1929)
    14. Prince Alexander de Belgique (1942-2009)
    15. Princess Marie-Christine de Belgique (1951-)
    16. Princess Maria-Esmeralda de Belgique (1956-)
  9. He is first cousins with:
    1. Michel, 14th Prince de Ligne (1951)
    2. Komtesse Monica Charlotte Louise Maria Holstein til Ledreborg (1952)
    3. Prince Wauthier de Ligne (1952)
    4. Princess Anne de Ligne (1954)
    5. Princess Christine de Ligne (1955)
    6. Komtesse Lydia Adelaide Maria Holstein til Ledreborg (1955)
    7. Komtesse Veronica Birgitte Maria Holstein til Ledreborg (1956)
    8. Princess Sophie de Ligne (1957)
    9. Komtesse Silvia Charlotte Maria Holstein til Ledreborg (1958)
    10. Princess Anna (Anita) Charlotte Maximiliana Euphemia Maria Helena of Hohenberg (1958)
    11. Prince Antoine de Ligne (1959)
    12. Graf Andreas Henckel von Donnersmarck (1959)
    13. Komtesse Camilla Josephine Marie Holstein til Ledreborg (1959-2010)
    14. Princess Sophie Felicitas Elisabetha Bona Maria Antonia of Hohenberg (1960)
    15. King Philippe of Belgium (1960)
    16. Graf Félix Henckel von Donnersmarck (1960-2007)
    17. Graf Heinrich Henckel von Donnersmarck (1961)
    18. Komtesse Tatiana Alix Marie Holstein til Ledreborg (1961)
    19. Komtesse Antonia Charlotte Jeanette Marie Holstein til Ledreborg (1962)
    20. Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Archduchess of Austria-Este (1962)
    21. Prince Laurent of Belgium (1963)
    22. Princesse Yolande de Ligne (1964)
    23. Grafin Charlotte Henckel von Donnersmarck (1965)
    24. Princess Charlotte Phyllis Marie of Luxembourg (1967)
    25. Prince Robert Louis François Marie of Luxembourg (1968)
  10. He is 1st cousins 1x removed with:
    1. Prince Philippe de Ligne (1977)
    2. Princess Melanie-Yolande de Ligne (1979)
    3. Gaetan de la Poeze, Count d'Harambure (1980)
    4. Alix de la Poeze, Countess d'Harambure (1981)
    5. Princess Antonia Monica Charlotte Marie of Bourbon-Parma ( 1981)
    6. Princess Marie Gabrielle Yolande Camilla Philippine of Bourbon-Parma (1982)
    7. Mr. Charles Erik de Pottère (1982)
    8. Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Bragança (1983)
    9. Miss Tatiana Angela Maria Munro (1983)
    10. Princess Elisabeth-Eleonore de Ligne (1983)
    11. Miss Laure Mortgat (1983)
    12. Princess Amelia of Orléans-Bragança (1984)
    13. Princess Alix de Ligne (1984)
    14. Miss Eleonore de Potesta (1984)
    15. Miss Isabelle-Marie Mortgat (1985)
    16. Alexander Munro (1985)
    17. Alexander Gabriel de Pottère (1985)
    18. Princess Alexia Thérèse Sybille Erica Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1985)
    19. Charles de Potesta (1985)
    20. Baron Nicolas Erik Carl Poul Johan Dmitri Bertouch-Lehn til Højbygaard-Lungholm (1986)
    21. Prince Rafael of Orléans-Bragança(1986)
    22. Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1986) 
    23. Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1988)
    24. Gabriel de la Poeze, Count d'Harambure (1987)
    25. Elizabeth de Potesta (1988)
    26. Prince Henri Antoine de Ligne (1989)
    27. François de NicolayComte de Nicolay (1989)
    28. Baron Philip Eric Alexander Knud Bertouch-Lehn til Højbygaard-Lungholm (1989)
    29. Raoul de la Poeze, Ct d'Harambure (1989)
    30. Prince Michel Knud John Joseph Marie of Bourbon-Parma (1989)
    31. Princess Maria Gabriela de Orléans-Bragança (1989)
    32. Charlotte Tatiana Marie Munro (1990)
    33. Prince Henri Luitpold Antoine Victor Marie Joseph of Bourbon-Parma (1991)
    34. Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)
    35. Miss Angela Charlotte Marie Munro (1992)
    36. Guy de NicolayComte de Nicolay (1993)
    37. Charlotte Katherine Justine Marie, Princesse de Nassau (1995)
    38. Miss Marie Townsend (1995)
    39. Princess Luisa Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (1995)
    40. Charles Douglas Donnall Marie Cunningham (1996)
    41. Alexandre Théodore Charles Marie, Prince de Nassau (1997)
    42. Grafin Laura Henckel von Donnersmarck (1997)
    43. Mr. George Townsend (1997)
    44. Miss Alexandra Leopoldine Moncada (1998)
    45. Mr. James Townsend (1998)
    46. Grafin Marie Henckel von Donnersmarck (1998)
    47. Louis Robert Dominic Marie Cunningham (1998)
    48. Therese Silvia Maria von Riedemann (2000)
    49. Graf Ludwig Henckel von Donnersmarck (2001)
    50. Master Bartholomew Townsend(2001)
    51. Master Leopoldo Daniel Moncada (2001)
    52. Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, The Duchess of Brabant (2001)
    53. Donnall Philippe Cunningham (2002)
    54. Frederik Henri Douglas Marie, Prince de Nassau (2002)
    55. Prince Gabriel of Belgium (2003)
    56. Prince Louis de Ligne(2003)
    57. Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este (2003)
    58. Prince Marie de Ligne(2004)
    59. Graf Tassilo Henckel von Donnersmarck (2004)
    60. Graf Johannes Maximilian von Meran (2004)
    61.  Princess Louise of Belgium (2004)
    62. Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (2005)
    63. Prince Nicolas of Belgium (2005)
    64. Prince Aymeric of Belgium (2005)
    65. Prince Florence de Ligne(2006)
    66. Grafin Anna Colienne von Meran (2006)
    67. Graf Albrecht Henckel von Donnersmarck (2006)
    68. Baron Antoine Gillès de Pélichy (2006) 
    69. Baron Charles Gillès de Pelichy (2008)
    70. Grafin Camilla von Meran (2008)
    71. Princess Eléonore of Belgium (2008)
    72. Baroness Philippine Gillès de Pelichy (2010)
    73. Baroness Marguerite Gillès de Pelichy (2012)
  11. He is 1st cousins 2x removed with:
    1. Prince Jean-Charles de Ligne (2010)
    2. Armel Fraye (2011)
    3. Benedikt Fraye (2013)
    4. Rafael Fernandez de Cordova y de Potesta (2013)
  12. Through his mother, he is a 3rd cousin of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
  13. Through his mother, he is a 3rd cousin of Queen Margethe II of Denmark.
  14. Through his mother, he is a 1st cousin of King Philippe of Belgium.
  15. His astrological sign is Aries.
  16. He attended secondary school in Luxembourg, but soon after began studying in France. He earned his French baccalaureate in 1974{Source}. 
  17. Upon graduating from his compulsory education, he began attending the University of Geneva, where he earned a political science degree with honors in 1980{Source}. 
  18. During his university years, he also visited other countries, most notably, the United States, where he gained practical work experience and studied{Source}. 
  19. In 1974, he attended the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, and was commissoned as an officer in 1975{Source}. 
  20. In 1989, He was appointed an Honorary Major of the Royal Parachute Regiment (UK){Source}. 
  21. As Commander-in-chief of the Luxembourg Armed Forces, he holds the rank of General{Source}.
  22. As Honorary Chairman of the Board of Economic Development, established in 1977, he visited numerous countries around the world in order to promote investment opportunities in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (1978–2000){Source}.
  23.  In 1980, He was appointed a member of the State Council, as a result of which he became familiar with the legislative branch of Luxembourg's parliamentary system (until 1998){Source}. 
  24. The Grand Duke holds several honorary doctorates, including{Source}:
    1. Dr honoris causa of Human Letters by the Sacred Heart University, 
    2. Fairfield, Connecticut (USA) 
    3. Dr honoris causa of Law by Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (USA) 
    4. Dr honoris causa of Economics by Khon Kaen University, Thailand
    5. Dr honoris causa of Political Science by the Universities of Trier (Germany) and León (Nicaragua). 
  25. On 14 February 1981, Prince Henri married Miss Maria Teresa Mestre, who he met whilst attending University{Source}.
  26.  They have four sons and one daughter:
    1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke (1981)
    2. Prince Félix (1984)
    3. Prince Louis (1986)
    4. Princess Alexandra (1991)
    5. Prince Sébastien (1992)
  27. They also have three daughter-in-laws
    1. Princess Stéphanie , Hereditary Grand Duchess (1984)
    2. Princess Claire (1985)
    3. Princess Tessy (1985)
  28. He is grandfather to :
    1. Prince Noah (2006)
    2. Prince Gabriel (2007)
    3. Princess Amalia (2014)
  29. He shares a birthday with:
    1. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (1940)
    2. Prince Sébastien  of Luxembourg (1992)
    3. Princess Eléonore of Belgium (2008)
  30. His astrological sign is Aries.
  31. His life path number is 4.
  32. He is chairman of Galapagos Darwin Trust Luxembourg{Source}
  33. He is an active member of  Mentor Foundation {Source}
  34. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the “Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grande-Duchesse” {Source}.
  35. On 4 March 1998, he was appointed Lieutenant-Representative by his father, Grand Duke Jean, in accordance with Article 42 of the Constitution{Source}.
  36. On 7 October 2000, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Henri became Grand Duke of Luxembourg, succeeding his father Grand Duke Jean{Source}.
  37. On 7 February 2008, he was appointed Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion in the Order of Malta{Source}.
  38. Upon his birth, his official title was His Royal Highness Prince Henri of Luxembourg, Nassau and Bourbon-Parma.
  39. In November 1964, he became heir to the throne, and was therefore titled His Royal Highness Prince Henri of Luxembourg, Nassau and Bourbon-Parma, The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
  40. In October 2000, his father abdicated in his favor, officially making him Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.
  41. He is a Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
  42. He holds honors from:
    1. Austria
    2. Belgium
    3. Brazil
    4. Denmark
    5. Estonia
    6. Finland
    7. Greece
    8. Italy
    9. Latvia
    10. Mali
    11. The Netherlands
    12. Norway
    13. Poland
    14. Portugal
    15. Romania
    16. Slovakia
    17. Spain
    18. Sweden
    19. Turkey
    20. United Kingdom

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