Thursday, February 16, 2017

Royal Profile: Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine of Luxembourg was born 16 February 1991 as the fourth child and only daughter of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (who were then the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple) {Source}. Princess Alexandra has three older brothers and one younger as well as a sister-in-law,  a former sister-in-law, three nephews and a niece{Source}:
  1. Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1981)
    1. Princess Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Countess de Lannoy (1984, m. 2012)
  2. Prince Felix of Luxembourg (1984)
    1. Princess Claire of Luxembourg (1985, m. 2013)
      1. Princess Amalia de Nassau (2014)
      2. Prince Liam Henri Hartmut de Nassau (2016)
  3. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (1986)
    1. Tessy Antony (formerly Princess Tessy de Nassau, 2006-2016, legally separated in June 2016) 
      1. Prince Noah de Nassau (2006)
      2. Prince Gabriel de Nassau (2007)
  4. Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (1992)

She has received several orders in Luxembourg, including the Order of the "Lion d'Or" of the House of Nassau{Source}. She also received the Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau {Source}.

She attended her primary education years in Luxembourg, attended Angelsburg and then the Lycée Vauban
where she completed her secondary education, obtaining her Baccalaureate in Arts and Literature (with honors) in 2009{Source}. She then began attending university abroad, studying Psychology and social sciences{Source}. The only daughter of the Grand Ducal Couple speaks several languages fluently including Luxembourgish, French, English and Spanish, as well as having knowledge of German and Italian{Source}.

Whenever she is not attending to her academic career abroad, she participates in numerous activities in Luxembourg, including Luxembourg's National Day ceremonies, and the end of the Octave Celebration of Our Lady of Luxembourg{Source}. She also serves as godmother to her nephew, Prince Gabriel, and her niece, Princess Amalia.

In her spare time, she is an avid sportswoman. She enjoys tennis, alpine skiing, and water skiing{Source}. She also enjoys reading {Source}.

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