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
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Princess Alexandra on national day, 2008
Born (1991-02-16) 16 February 1991 (age 29)
Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Full name
Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine
HouseNassau-Weilburg
FatherHenri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
MotherMaría 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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.

ActivitiesEdit

In 2017 she accompanied her father during the state visit to Japan while her mother was absent.[3]

Princess Alexandra is a volunteer in helping refugees. Princess Alexandra is also a patron to the Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga and the Lëtzebuerger Blannevereenegung Foundation.[4]

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[1]

HonoursEdit

National honoursEdit

Foreign honoursEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Official Biography.
  2. ^ Biography.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "La Princesse Alexandra" [The Princess Alexandra]. Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  5. ^ 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"
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "Foreign recipients list". Retrieved 17 December 2017.

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Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 16 February 1991
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Prince Liam of Nassau
Succession to the Luxembourger throne
6th in line
Followed by
Prince Sébastien