Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Breaking news: Prince Louis & Princess Tessy of Luxembourg will get a divorce

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Official announcement at 6 pm tonight

“Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess regret to announce that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy have decided to divorce. In these painful circumstances, they rely on the understanding of all and ask to respect the privacy of the couple and their children.”

Princess Tessy has also released a statement confirming the divorce.   'I am very sad to confirm that Louis and I are getting divorced after 12 years together.  Despite our separation, we will always remain unified by parenthood to our two precious boys.  'It is extremely sad for both of us to realise that we will walk separate life paths from now on. 

'In these challenging times, I ask for privacy for both of us and especially the privacy of our children to be respected. No further comment will be given at this stage."

Prince Louis is the third child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.  He married Luxembourg commoner, Tessy Antony  on September 29, 2006, six months after Tessy gave birth to their first child, Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny (March 12, 2006.   A second son, Prince Noah Etienne Guillaume Gabriele Matthias Xavier, was born on September 21, 2007.

Louis renounced his rights to the throne, and his sons do not have dynastic rights.
Tessy was elevated to the rank and style of HRH Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma by her father-in-law on June 23, 2009.

Princess Tessy has been very much involved in charity work in Luxembourg and in the UK.

The news of their official separation is not a surprise as the Princess recently spent Christmas with her sons and friends in Florida, without her husband.  It was apparent from her Instagram posts that she and Louis were having marital difficulties, although she made it clear that he is a great father to their young sons.  The princess recently deleted her Instagram account.

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