Félix – a prince on the move
(CS/hay) Prince Félix, the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa will soon be a husband. Wort.lu takes a look at his life as a bachelor.
Prince Félix was born on June 3, 1984, at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg City. He is the second of five children of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His full title is His Royal Highness Prince Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg, Prince of Nassau, Prince of Bourbon-Parma.
According to the royal household, Félix is a sports enthusiast, playing tennis, football and volleyball, as well as having a passion for athletics, sky-diving, gold and basketball. Since his childhood, Prince Félix also skis and snowboards.
Prince Félix attended primary school in Lorentzweiler, before attenting the private school Notre-Dame Sainte-Sophie and then the American School of Luxembourg, now known as the International School of Luxembourg.
Aged 14, Félix moved to Switzerland where he continued his education at the prestigious boarding school Collège Alpin Beau Soleil in Villars-sur-Ollon near Geneva.
Following his baccalaureate in 2003, Félix attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, like his brother, father and grandfather before him. However, he had to drop out early for health reasons, reportedly a knee injury.
Between 2003 and 2004, Félix worked as a trainee at various companies, before joining the marketing and public relations department of a Swiss company, specialised in organising sports and cultural events, in 2005. The prince continues to work for the company as a consultant.
Interested in science and philosophy, Prince Félix began his studies for a Bachelor's degree in bioethics in Rome in 2009, which he completed in 2013.
The prince is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, English and German, and has studied Spanish and Italian.
Prince Félix is patron of the Luxembourg Aeronautical Federation and the Luxembourg basketball federation. He frequently joins the Grand Ducal family on official activities.