Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg
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* Only a Prince/ss of Nassau
- Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's eldest son, born on November 11, 1981. He is the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince of Nassau and holds the title Prince of Bourbon-Parma. He was married on October 20, 2012 to Countess Stephanie de Lannoy (b. February 18, 1984)
- Prince Félix of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau, born on June 3, 1984. He is Prince of Luxembourg and Prince of Nassau. He was married on September 21, 2013 to Claire Margareta Lademacher (b. March 21, 1985). They have a daughter together:
- Prince Louis of Luxembourg, born on August 3, 1986. He is Prince of Luxembourg and Prince of Nassau. He was married on September 29, 2006 to Tessy Antony (b. October 28, 1985). Upon marrying, Prince Louis renounced his right of succession prior to his marriage.
- Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, born on February 16, 1991.
- Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, born on April 16, 1992.
Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg is the current Grand Duke's father. He was Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000, when he abdicated. Born on January 5, 1921, he became grand duke when his mother, the Grand Duchess Charlotte, abdicated in 1964. He is widower of Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (b. 11 October 1927 - m. 9 April 1953 - d. 10 January 2005).
- Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, the Grand Duke's eldest sister, was born on February 17, 1954. She was married on February 6, 1982 to Archduke Carl Christian of Austria, who was born in 1954. They have five children: Archduchess Marie Christine (1983) (m. Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum, 2 sons: Count Léopold and Count Constantin), Archduke Imre (1985) (m. Kathleen Elizabeth Walker, 1 daughter: Archduchess Maria-Stella), Archduke Christoph (1988) (m. Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch), Archduke Alexander (1990) and Archduchess Gabriella (1994).
- Prince Jean of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's brother, was born on May 15, 1957. He was married on 27 May 1987 to Hélène Vestur, who was born in 1958. On 26 September 1986, Prince Jean renounced his right of succession to the Luxembourg throne. His children were styled as Count(ess) of Nassau until given the title HRH Prince(ss) of Nassau on November 24, 2004. Prince Jean and Vestur divorced in 2004 and, in March 2009, he married Diane de Guerre in a civil ceremony in Roermond, the Netherlands.
- Princess Marie Gabrielle Cécile Charlotte Sophie of Nassau, Prince Jean's eldest child and only daughter, was born out of wedlock on September 8, 1986.
- Prince Constantin Jean Philippe Marie Albert Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, Prince Jean's eldest son, was born on July 22, 1988.
- Prince Wenceslas François Baudouin Léopold Juraj Marie Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, Prince Jean's second son, was born on November 17, 1990.
- Prince Carl Johann Marie Félix Julian Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, Prince Jean's third son and youngest child, was born on August 15, 1992.
- Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, the Grand Duke's youngest sister. She was born on May 15, 1957. She was married on 20 March 1982 to Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, who was born in 1947. They have had four children: Prince Leopold (1984-1984), Princess Maria-Anunciata (1985), Princess Marie-Astrid (1987), Prince Josef-Emanuel (1989).
- Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's youngest brother, was born on 1 May 1963. He was married on September 8, 1994 to Sibilla Sandra Weiller (the daughter of Donna Olimpia Torlonia dei principi di Civitella-Cesi and Paul-Annick Weiller, and great-granddaughter of Alfonso XIII of Spain), now Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg.
- Prince Paul-Louis Jean Marie Guillaume of Nassau, Prince Guillaume's eldest son, was born on March 4, 1998.
- Prince Léopold Guillaume Marie Joseph of Nassau, Prince Guillaume's second son, was born on May 2, 2000. He is the twin brother of Princess Charlotte.
- Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine Maria da Gloria of Nassau, Prince Guillaume's only daughter, was born on 2 May 2000. She is the twin sister of Prince Léopold.
- Prince Jean André Guillaume Marie Gabriel Marc d'Aviano of Nassau, Prince Guillaume's youngest son, was born on July 13, 2004.
- Princess Marie Gabriele of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's aunt, was born on 2 August 1925. She was married on 6 November 1951 to Knud, Count af Holstein-Ledreborg (1919-2001). They have issue.
- Joan, Dowager Duchess of Mouchy (née Dillon), the Grand Duke's aunt, was born on 31 January 1935. She was widow of Prince Charles of Luxembourg they married on 1 March 1967. They have issue:
- Princess Charlotte Phyllis Joelle Marie of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's first cousin, was born on 15 September 1967. She was married in 1993 to Marc Victor Cunningham, who was born on 24 September 1965. They have issue: Charles (1996), Louis (1998) and Donnall (2002).
- Prince Robert Louis Francois Marie of Luxembourg, the Grand Duke's first cousin, was born on 14 August 1968 and married religiously on 19 September 1993 to Julie Elizabeth Houston Ongaro, now Princess Julie of Luxembourg, who was born on 9 June 1966.
- Princess Charlotte Katherine Justine Marie de Nassau, eldest child and only daughter of Prince Robert, was born on March 20, 1995.
- Prince Alexander Théodore Charles Marie de Nassau, elder son of Prince Robert, was born on April 18, 1997.
- Prince Frederik Henri Douglas Marie de Nassau, younger son of Prince Robert, was born on March 18, 2002.
- Princess Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne, the Grand Duke's aunt, was born on 24 August 1929. She is a Princess of Luxembourg and Nassau. She was married on 17 August 1950 to Antoine de Ligne, 13th Prince de Ligne (1925-2005). They have issue.
Succession to the throne
The preference for men over women in succession to Luxembourg's throne was abandoned in favour of absolute primogeniture on 20 June 2011 by decree of Grand Duke Henri. Henceforth, any legitimate female descendant of the House of Luxembourg-Nassau born of authorized marriage shall inherit the throne by order of seniority of line of descent and of birth as stipulated in Article 3 of the Constitution and the Nassau Family Pact without regard to gender, applicable first to succession by the descendants of Grand Duke Henri. The Grand Duke's Marshal issued an addendum to the decree explaining the context of the change: pursuant to the United Nation's 1979 call for nations to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, in 2008 the Grand Duchy dropped the exception to gender non-discrimination it had declared in the matter of the grand ducal succession.
Summary family tree
For the ancestry of the House of Nassau, see Family Tree of the House of Nassau.
A complete armorial is given at the Armorial de la Maison de Nassau, section Lignée Valramienne at the French Wikipedia, and another one at Wapen van Nassau, Tak van Walram at the Dutch Wikipedia.
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