The divorce of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg was granted today in a London court. A decree nisi was issued, citing “unreasonable behavior” as the reason for the divorce. In England, it is a minimum of six weeks before the decree absolute is granted, formally ending the marriage. At this point, there has been no formal statement from the Grand Ducal Court regarding Princess Tessy’s royal style or titles.
The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg had announced on January 18, 2017 that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg were planning to divorce. The press release from the Grand Ducal Court said, “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess regret to announce that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy have decided to divorce. In these painful circumstances, they rely on the understanding of all and ask to respect the privacy of the couple and their children.”
Prince Louis is the third son of the four sons and the third of the five children of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Prince Louis and Tessy Antony had a son Gabriel in March 2006 and were married six months later on September 26, 2006. At the time of the wedding, Prince Louis relinquished the rights of succession for himself as well for any of his descendants. He retained his royal style and title, but his wife simply took on the surname ‘de Nassau’. A second son Noah was born in September 2007. In 2009, Tessy was created HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau and Princess of Bourbon-Parma, and their sons were made HRH Prince Gabriel of Nassau and HRH Prince Noah of Nassau.