Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg has hardly married, or there is another engagement in the Luxembourg grand-ducal family. On Thursday the engagement of Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his German girlfriend Claire Lademacher has officially been announced. Although I have known about their relationship already for quite a while, it was still somewhat of a surprise that they got engaged now. A wedding date hasn’t been announced yet.
Photo & Copyright: Cour Grand-Ducale Luxembourg. Photo taken at Washington in 2012
The couple met when they were both attending the Swiss boarding school Beau Soleil in Villars-sur-Ollons. They both graduated in 2003. Their relationship is said to have started only years later. Occasionally they were pictured together in the past years, and some pictures appeared in the French magazine Point de Vue. Claire also attended the weddings of Archduke Imre in September and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume in October.
Claire Margareta Lademacher was born in Filderstadt, Germany, on 21 March 1985, as daughter of Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher. Her father is a successfull businessman. She grew up in Germany and the USA. At the moment she is working on her PhD on the ethical aspects of organ donation consent and is a visiting researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington DC. In 2011 she began a master study in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome. Prince Felix is busy with the same study.
But first we’ll have the wedding of Guillaume and Félix’s cousin Archduke Christoph of Austria will marry Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch in Nancy, France, on 28 and 29 December. Don’t be surprised if both Luxembourg brothers will arrive with their wife and fiancée.