Friday, April 5, 2019

Statement from Grand Ducal Court on Prince Louis' divorce

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From the Grand Ducal Court in Luxembourg

"The divorce between His Royal Highness Prince Louis and Mrs. Tessy Antony was pronounced as of April 4, 2019.

 For the sake of the children, Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess granted to Mrs. Antony the special favor of adding the name "de Nassau" to her name Antony, so she can carry the names of her children too. She will be called Madame Tessy Antony-de-Nassau from September 2019.

The result of the divorce is that Mrs Antony-de Nassau loses her predicate of Royal Highness as well as its title of Princess of Luxembourg and that it will not be able more to represent the Grand Ducal family.

The Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess wish both of them great success and serenity in their new way of life."

I used Google translate as the statement is in French.


Candace Hinchey said...

I know the children have no succession rights, but are they HRHs?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes HRH Princes of Nassau

J said...

Funny the statement says "the GD and GDss granted". The GDss is a consort. She has no right to grant titles or names.

BlueSaphire70 said...

I am a bit confused by the whole "granted the use of de Nassau" to her. Isn't that her legal name since she was married to a "de Nassau" man? I thought she had to specifically request to drop her married name in order to use her maiden name after the divorce. Otherwise, she'd be stuck with Mrs. de Nassau until she remarried. Is it different in Europe or more specifically the UK? And why is the Ducal couple involved in the granting of such a "privilege"? Could they have forbidden her to use "de Nassau" after the divorce?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Under house law and a decree from henri, divorced wives lose their status, title, etc. She was a princess of Luxembourg. Her sons are princes of Nassau. When Louis' uncle, jean, and his first wife, Helene Vestur divorced, she lost the title Countess of Nassau and reverted to Vestur as her surname. Her kids were later raised to the rank of Prince or Princess of Nassau. According to the house law and the decree from about 20 years ago, Tessy should revert to Antony as her surname, but the Grand Duke is allowing her to add de Nassau so she can have the same surname as her children. She no longer has a title