The House of Luxemburg/Luxembourg stemmed from the House of Ardenne (or Ardennes, French Maison d'Ardenne) which was an important medieval noble family from Lotharingia, known from at least the tenth century. They had several important branches, descended from several brothers:
In 1443 the last member of the senior branch of the House of Luxemburg, Duchess Elisabeth, sold the Duchy of Luxembourg to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy, a prince of the French House of Valois. In 1477 the duchy passed by marriage of Philip's granddaughter, Mary of Burgundy , to Archduke Maximilian I of Austria of the House of Habsburg .
The Luxembourg royal family: From left: Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Prince Sebastian, Grand Duke Jean, Prince Felix, Princess Alexandra, Crown Prince Guillaume and Prince Louis
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Located in the old quarter of the city of Luxembourg, the Grand Ducal Palace has been the official residence of the Grand Duke since the 1890s and is one of the territory's most important buildings.
Located in the heart of Luxembourg City, the Grand Ducal Palace is the official palace of the Grand Duke and is used for all official functions. Owned by the State, it is one of two palaces made available to the Grand Duke under the Constitution of Luxembourg. Click HERE for our in-depth article about The Grand Ducal Palace!
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Prince Félix of Luxembourg (born Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume on 3 June 1984) is the second son of the sovereign monarch of Luxembourg: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. He is currently second in the line of succession to the Throne of Luxembourg.
Full Name: Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume Title: His Royal Highness Henri, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Count of Sayn, Königstein, Katzenelnbogen and Diez, Burgrave of Hammerstein, Lord of Mahlberg, Wiesbaden, Idstein, Merenberg, Limburg and Eppstein
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