Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine; born 16 February 1991) is the fourth child and only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. She has three older brothers: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Félix, and Prince Louis, and one younger: Prince Sébastien.
Princess Alexandra on national day, 2008
|Born||16 February 1991|
Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
|Father||Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|
|Mother||María Teresa Mestre y Batista|
Early life and educationEdit
Princess Alexandra was born on 16 February 1991 at Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg, She is the fourth child and only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.
Princess Alexandra attended primary school at Angelsberg and finished her secondary education at the Lycée Vauban in Luxembourg. She received her baccalauréat with honors in the literature stream. She then attended university in the United States at Franciscan University of Steubenville. After studying psychology and social sciences in the United States, she continued her studies in Paris where she received a bachelor's degree in philosophy, with special interest for ethics and anthropology. Princess Alexandra has interests in politics and religious studies. Since 2017, she holds a master's degree in interreligious studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics with a specialization in conflict resolution.
The Princess has worked in the field of journalism in the Middle East. She has also acquired experience in international relations while doing an internship at the Security Council of the United Nations in New York during the period when Luxembourg was a non-permanent member. She works as a volunteer to help refugees.
Line of successionEdit
Excluded from the line of succession from birth until 2011, when absolute primogeniture was adopted in respect to Grand Duke Henri's descendants, she is currently sixth in the line. Prince Louis gave up his place in the line of succession when he married Tessy Antony.
In 2017 she accompanied her father during the state visit to Japan while her mother was absent.
Princess Alexandra is a volunteer in helping refugees. Princess Alexandra is also a patron to the Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga and the Lëtzebuerger Blannevereenegung Foundation.
Titles, styles and honoursEdit
Titles and stylesEdit
- 16 February 1991 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, Princess of Bourbon-Parma
- Luxembourg: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau
- Luxembourg: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau
- Official Biography.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "La Princesse Alexandra" [The Princess Alexandra]. Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
- Orders for services to the Royal House - description at the website of the Dutch Royal House (Dutch language) : "Princesses (daughters of the Heads of the House of Nassau) receive the order at majority age (18), as decided in 1984 by Queen Beatrix and Grand-Duke Jean"
- Honorary distinctions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, publication of the government of Luxembourg : Princes and Princesses of the Grand-Ducal House of Luxembourg are Grand Crosses of the Order by birth but the decoration is worn only after they reach their majority (18 years old)
- "Foreign recipients list". Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- "La Princesse Alexandra". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "Biography of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg" (PDF). monarchie.lu. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
- "Princess Alexandra brings smiles on sports day". Wort. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Cadet branch of the House of NassauBorn: 16 February 1991
|Lines of succession|
Prince Liam of Nassau
| Succession to the Luxembourger throne
6th in line