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Prince Félix of Luxembourg

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Prince Félix
Born (1984-06-03) 3 June 1984 (age 40)
Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
(m. 2013)
IssuePrincess Amalia of Nassau
Prince Liam of Nassau
Prince Balthasar of Nassau
Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume
HouseLuxembourg-Nassau (official)[1]
Bourbon-Parma (agnatic)
FatherHenri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
MotherMaría Teresa Mestre y Batista

Prince Félix of Luxembourg, Prince of Bourbon-Parma and Prince of Nassau[2] (Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume; born 3 June 1984) is the second son of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. He is currently fourth in the line of succession to the throne of Luxembourg.


Prince Félix was born on 3 June 1984 in the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He is the second of the five children of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the others being: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien. His godparents are Prince Jean and Catalina Mestre. He was named after his great-grandfather, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.

Prince Félix attended primary school at Lorentzweiler before attending a private school for his secondary education called Notre Dame Sainte-Sophie of Luxembourg then at the American School of Luxembourg. In 1998, he went to the Swiss boarding school Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil in Villars-sur-Ollon. During his time at the boarding school, he would encounter his future spouse. In 2003, he graduated from secondary school with honours and joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. However before graduating, he had to quit because of health reasons surrounding a knee injury.[3]

Between 2003 and 2004, Prince Félix took interest in different fields of study such as political science, psychology and communication, leading him to attend schools in England and Belgium. He has also completed courses at various companies in order to obtain additional professional experience.

In 2005, Prince Félix joined the Marketing and Public Relations department of Grand Chelem Management SA, a Swiss company specializing in the organisation of sporting and cultural events. He continues to work as an independent consultant for the company. The prince takes a particular interest in ethics in biotechnology. In June 2009, the Grand Ducal Court announced later that October, Prince Félix would begin a bachelor's degree in bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy, completing it in 2013.

In 2013, the Prince married Claire Lademacher and together they have been managing Château Les Crostes - a wine estate in Lorgues in France - since October of 2013. In 2016, he became the president of Lorgues Terre de Vins association, who have the goal of promoting the town as a tourist and wine destination. Also in 2016 Félix, Claire and some friends created the Young Empire company which is a clothing, furniture and homeware brand for children.

In addition to Luxembourgish, French, German, he is fluent in English and Italian. He has basic understanding in Spanish.[4]

Personal interests[edit]

In 2003, he accepted the patronage of the sports association paratrooper "Cercle Para Luxembourg" (FAL).[5] A fan of basketball, he was appointed honorary president of the "Federation Luxembourg Basketball" in 2005.[5]

Since 2016, Prince Félix chairs the Lorgues Terre de Vins association, whose goal is to make their community an unmissable destination in Provence.[5]

Marriage and children[edit]

On 13 December 2012, the Grand Ducal household confirmed Prince Félix's engagement to Claire Lademacher.[6] The civil wedding took place on 17 September 2013 in Königstein im Taunus, followed by a religious ceremony on 21 September in the Basilica of Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France.[7] Since the wedding, the couple have been living in the south of France at the Château Les Crostes, a winery in Lorgues that has been owned by the Lademacher family for many years.[8]

Prince Félix and Princess Claire's daughter, Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Theresa, was born on 15 June 2014 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg.[9] A son, Prince Liam Henri Hartmut, was born at Beaulieu General Clinic in Geneva on 28 November 2016.[10][11] Claire gave birth to their second son, Prince Balthasar Félix Karl of Nassau, on 7 January 2024 at the Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Luxembourg.[12]

Honours and awards[edit]

National honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Droits de Succession: Ordre successoral". Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg. Maréchalat de la Cour. 6 June 2011. Archived from the original on 3 June 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Biography of H.R.H. Prince Félix". Cour Grand-Ducale (Official website of the Grand-Ducal Family of Luxembourg).
  3. ^ "Who is Prince Félix of Luxembourg?". Royal Central. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  4. ^ "H.R.H. Prince Félix | Cour grand-ducale". www.monarchie.lu. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  5. ^ a b c "Le Prince Félix" [The Prince Félix]. Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Prince Félix to tie the knot!". Luxemburger Wort. 13 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 September 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Prince Félix and Claire set wedding date". Luxemburger Wort. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Prince Félix – Luxembourg's royal winemaker". Luxemburger Wort. 28 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Meet Princess Amalia". Luxemburger Wort. 16 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Luxembourg's newest little prince has a name". Luxemburger Wort. 6 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Communiqué de presse relatif à la naissance du deuxième enfant de LL.AA.RR. le Prince Félix et la Princesse Claire" (Press release). Grand Ducal Court. 6 December 2016.
  12. ^ Petit, Stephanie; Mikelbank, Peter (8 January 2024). "The First Royal Arrival of 2024! Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg Welcome Third Child". People. Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  13. ^ "Honorary distinctions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg" (PDF). Service Information et Presse. Retrieved 21 September 2007.
  14. ^ 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 order decorations are worn only after they reach their majority (18 years old)

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Prince Félix of Luxembourg
Born: 3 June 1984
Lines of succession
Preceded by Succession to the Luxembourger throne
4th in line
Followed by
Princess Amalia of Nassau