The Grand Ducal Family

H.R.H. Princess Alexandra

Born on

16 February 1991

at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg

© Maison du Grand-Duc / Sophie Margue

Biography

Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine, Princess of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Bourbon-Parma, was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg on February 16, 1991.

She is the fourth child and only daughter of Their Royal Highnesses The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

Her brothers are:

In 2009, Princess Alexandra received the the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau '.

© Photographic collections / Maison grand-ducale de Luxembourg

Education

Princess Alexandra attended primary school in Angelsberg (Luxembourg) and then the Lycée Vauban in Luxembourg where she completed her secondary education, obtaining her Baccalaureate in Arts and Literature (with honours) in 2009.

The Princess pursued her university studies abroad. After studying psychology and social sciences in the United States, the Princess continued her studies in Paris where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, with a focus on ethics and anthropology. H.R.H. Princess Alexandra graduated from Trinity College in Dublin. In 2017, she was awarded a Master’s degree in Interfaith Studies from the Irish School of Ecumenics with a specialisation in conflict resolution.

© Cour grand-ducale / Carlo Hommel

Opening ceremony of a preschool in Wasserbillig in 2006

With a keen interest in politics and religious studies, the Princess gained some experience in journalism during her stay in the Middle East and subsequently in international relations through an internship at the Security Council of the United Nations in New York, when Luxembourg was a non-permanent member.

The Princess is a polyglot and is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, English and Spanish. She also has a good knowledge of German and Italian.

© Cour grand-ducale / Christian Aschman

Official activities and commitments

Whenever her schedule allows it, Princess Alexandra takes part in the activities of the Grand Ducal Family and attends ceremonies or official activities such as the National Day or the State visit to Japan in November 2017.

 

The Princess worked as a volunteer to help refugees. She holds the High Patronage of the Lëtzebuerger Déiereschutzliga (Luxembourg animal protection league) as well as the Lëtzebuerger Blannevereenegung Foundation (Luxembourg association of the blind).

© SIP / Jean-Christophe Verhaegen

In the gardens of the Palace of Akasaka - Princess Alexandra accompanied her father, the Grand Duke at the State visit to Japan in 2017

Leisure activities and personal interests

The Princess loves to explore new cultures and languages through literature and travel. She is very athletic and divides her time between tennis, downhill skiing, and water-skiing. She has practiced dancing and gymnastics for a long time.

© Manuel Dias

Princess Alexandra met the organizers, volunteers and participants during the visit of the annual Bazaar of the Luxembourg Red Cross

 

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Pictures of Princess Alexandra

Birth of Princess Alexandra © Private collection

Birth of Princess Alexandra - Leaving the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg

Birth of Princess Alexandra © Private collection

Birth of Princess Alexandra

The Grand Duchess, Prince Sébastien and Princess Alexandra © Private collection

The Grand Duchess, Prince Sébastien and Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra at a primary school in Wasserbillig © Carlo Hommel

Princess Alexandra at a primary school in Wasserbillig

The Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra © Private collection

The Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008

The Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra © Private collection

The Grand Duke and Princess Alexandra

Princess Alexandra visits Lycée Fieldgen © Private collection

Princess Alexandra visits Lycée Fieldgen in 2015

The Grand Duchess and Princess Alexandra © Cour grand-ducale / David Nivière

The Grand Duchess and Princess Alexandra in Cabasson

The Grand Duchess and Princess Alexandra © Private collection

The Grand Duchess and Princess Alexandra

Portrait of Princess Alexandra © Private collection

Portrait of Princess Alexandra

Baptism of the bell of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg © Maison du Grand-Duc / Marion Dessard

Baptism of the bell of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg

 

Activities of Princess Alexandra