Prince Louis and girlfriend get married

08/22/2006 at 03:43 PM ET

Prince Louis of Luxembourg, aged 19 and son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, is getting married this 29th of September to Tessy Anthony. The couple welcomed their first child, Gabriel, in March despite their young age.  The family seems however to be loving the incorporation of little Gabriel. The Prince will give up his rights to the throne after marrying Tessy and all the family will be addressed as "de Nassau". Tessy and Gabriel won’t receive any titles from the marriage.

A similar situation happened after Prince Jean, brother of Grand Duke Henri, married Helene Vestur after having a baby girl, Marie Gabrielle, out of wedlock. His children and wife weren’t given any titles by his father, Grand Duke Jean, and were addressed as Counts of Nassau. However, this year all his children were again given the title of Princes, just as the other grandchildren of  Grand Duke Jean and late Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte by his brother and current Grand Duke, Henri of Luxembourg.

More details of the wedding will probably be announced soon, due to the inminence of the wedding. An article by Luxembourgish newspaper Wort (with photo of the parents) can be read here.


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Diana on

That really bugs me, that they distinguish between a child that is out of wedlock, not that it is horrible that the kid won’t have a title just that they make a distinction that the kid was born out of wedlock. Wasn’t the kids fault!

Cornelius Krissilas on

Congratulations to Prince Louis and Tessy for their coming Wedding.Sooner than I expected.It is wonderful.They match perfectly.They are a lovely couple,and their baby boy Gabriel is an little angel.

Alexi on

Just so you know, it doesn’t have much to do with wedlock. Marie Gabrielle is still referred to as princess, whereas the Prince’s wife does not have a title. Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Philips was not born out of wedlock and she does not have a title. A title is not a huge deal when your chances of inheriting the throne is slim. It’s the same thing with Prince Edward’s wife and his daughter only has the title of lady.

Most likely, Louis’s child will have a smaller title or no title since the decision is up to Louis and the agreement by the House.