Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tessy Antony and Prince Louis of Luxembourg: divorced

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 The marriage of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony was finalized earlier today in London, according to the Press Association.

Tessy gave an exclusive statement to RTL:  "I will keep the name De Nassau and will use it as 'Antony - De Nassau' moving on from here starting September 1st 2019. Until then I have the title.  I am relieved as these were the 3 most difficult years of my life. I hope moving on from here that people will respect me for my merits and not my relationship status. My sons and I are looking forward to our new future the three of us with excitement and great joy.Louis and I are very close when it comes to the children. We remain a wonderful team."

I am not sure the how or why Tessy will have the title until September 1, 2019.

The loss of Tessy's royal status can be found in Grand Duke Henri's September 21, 1995 royal decree.  Article of the decree states: "In the event of separation of bed and board, of divorce or remarriage after spousal death, the titles enjoyed by consorts of the Princes of Our House in accordance with the present decree shall be lost forthwith."

Princess Tessy was present at the hearing where Justice MacDonald "pronounced a decree absolute"  in the Family Division of the High Court.

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The 33-year-old princess had planned to challenge an earlier ruling by the judge for the "division of money and property" but she has since changed her mind.

Prince Louis, 32,  is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa.  He renounced his rights when he married Tessy in.   She is a former soldier in the Luxembourg Army.  She lives in London where she founded an organization, Professors Without Borders.

The couple's relationship began in 2004.  She became pregnant and on March 12, 2006, she gave birth to the couple's first child, Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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 They were married in a Roman Catholic Church in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg, on September 29, 2006.  It was at this time that Prince Louis renounced the right of succession for himself and his descendants. 

A second son, Noah Etienne Gabriel Matthias Xavier, was born in Luxembourg on September 21, 2007.

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 Tessy and the two sons had the surname de Nassau until June 23, 2009, Luxembourg's National Day, when Grand Duke Henri gave Tessy the titles of Princess of Luxembourg and Princess of Bourbon-Parma and the rank of royal highness,  The two young sons were given titles of Prince of Nassau and the rank of royal highness.

The couple's separation was announced by the Grand Ducal Court on January 18, 2017.

Justice MacDonald declared that Tessy and her two sons will be able to live in the London home she shared with her husband.

Prince Louis will provide Tessy with "nominal" support.  He will also pay £4000 a year per child in support.

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The Blessed Virgin said...

An interesting question regarding Prince Louis, he has lost his succession rights.. Say by chance her remarries to a "Lady" of social standing and rank. Could he be regifted that right and for any potential descendants of his "second" marriage ??

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Probably not he renounced for himself and his descendants. It had nothing to do with status. Claire was not born noble. Her daughter could end up being Grand Duchess

The Blessed Virgin said...

Yes you may end up being right in time. No children with the Hereditary Prince and Princess. One would hope with technology, they can perhaps go down that avenue. It would be amazing for them to have a child. We only pray.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

they are devout Catholics. There were rumors that the real reason for the stay in London was to undergo fertility treatments .. but never confirmed.