Claire Lademacher became Luxembourg’s new princess on September 17, 2013 as she wed fiancé Prince Felix in a civil ceremony in her hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. The newly married couple hosted a second more lavish ceremony in the Provencal town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume on September 21, 2013 with 350 guests attending. The second ceremony was a religious one and the bride wore an elegant Elie Saab gown in sharp contrast to the modern white sheath dress she wore for her civil ceremony with aquamarine drop earrings and Ferragamo bow heels.
The civil ceremony was a small affair attended by Prince Felix’s parents, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg and Prince Felix’s four siblings and their families. The newlyweds embarked on their honeymoon following the second wedding ceremony the location of which remained a secret to Claire Lademacher as family tradition dictates that the location only be revealed to the bride at the last moment before departure.
Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher met while studying at the College Alpin International Beau Soleil in Switzerland. Lademacher speaks several languages, including French, English, Italian and her native German. She is currently studying for a doctorate degree in organ donation ethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. The couple announced their engagement in December, waiting nine months before sealing the deal officially.