End of a royal marriage


Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are to divorce
(photo Grand Cour Ducale)

Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg are to divorce. The end of their marriage was announced in a brief statement issued by the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg this evening.



The couple married on September 29th 2006, six months after the birth of their first son, Gabriel. Their second child, Noah, was born in September 2007. The couple, who were both just 20 when they married, continued with their studies and had been living in London with their boys in recent years.




Prince Louis is the third son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and was third in line to the throne when he met and fell in love with Tessy Antony. On their marriage, he gave up his rights, and those of any descendants, to the throne of Luxembourg. His wife and sons received royal titles on their country's national day in 2009.



The statement, which was very brief, said that the Grand Duke and Duchess announced, with regret, that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy had decided to divorce. The statement asked that their privacy, and that of their sons, be respected at this sad time. Princess Tessy later issued a statement confirming the news, adding that they ''will always remain unified by parenthood to our two precious boys.'' The statement ended by saying there would be no further comment.

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