Monday, November 28, 2016

A boy for Claire and Felix of Luxembourg

Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg are the parents of a son.  The yet-to-named prince was born earlier today (November 28) in Geneva, Switzerland.   The baby was born at 3:59 a.m., at the Clinique génerale Beaulieu.

Mother and baby are doing well.

This is the second child for Prince Felix, 32, and Princess Claire, 31.   Their daughter, Princess Amalia, was born in June 2014.

Prince Felix is the second child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Marie Teresa of Luxembourg.  He is second in line to the throne after his brother,  Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, the heir apparent, who married Countess Stephanie de Lannoy.  After four years of marriage, the couple remain childless.

The current line of succession:  HRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume,  HRH Prince Felix,  HRH Princess Amalia of Nassau,  HRH Prince no name of Nassau, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien,  Prince Guillaume (brother of Grand Duke Henri), Prince Paul-Louis of Nassau, Prince Léopold of Nassau and Prince Jean of Nassau.

The succession law changed to gender equal in 2011, but it applies to Grand Duke Henri and his descendants.  The previous succession law (Salic law) applies to other dynasts (his youngest brother and his sons.) Prince Guillaume's daughter, Princess Charlotte is not a dynast.

Grand Duke Henri's third son, Prince Louis, and his second brother, Prince Jean, renounced their rights to the throne, and their descendants are excluded from the succession,  as well.

Children of the sovereign and the heir apparent have the title Prince or Princess of Luxembourg.  Collateral lines have the title Prince or Princess of Nassau, both with the style of Royal Highness.

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