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Old 06-02-2018, 01:35 PM
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On Tessy's Instagram "Ask me one question"
What is your title in this moment?
tessy_from_luxembourg same as always
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg? With or without the *HRH* ?
tessy_from_luxembourg nothing has changed.
Interesting looking at the questions she answered and those she chose to ignore. E.g. do you get on with your mother in law? Ignored. I get why but still ...
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:46 PM
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Nobody is really expecting Tessy to be unambitious and not build her career. I admired that she took advantage of the opportunities she had after she met Louis and went to school and even believed she could have done the schooling in London had she not met him. I object to the shameless self-promotion, regardless of who she is, selling yourself as an expert when you haven't earned your stripes, calling yourself a philanthropist when that's a title others bestow on you as recognition of your charitable deeds. I think she lacks self awareness, and is concerned more about building her brand of celebrity philanthropist than becoming a respected expert in her field, whatever her field is, and letting her work speak for itself so that others praise her instead of she herself doing so.

I also think that if she were a man formerly married to a princess and does the exact same thing Tessy is doing, that the criticism would be the same. Imagine if a male posts photos of himself drinking, like she did, going on interviews, making remarks with double meanings about bringing down old institutions or whatever it was she said. Actually, I think the criticisms would be worse.

That she posts too much photos of her children is a personal objection. I understand a lot of people do this and to each their own but I hope she is wise about her children's security. And yes, I have a very active Instagram account featuring travel photos. Sometimes I am tempted to post my nieces' photos but I would rather not have their pics end up on the dark web. I admire famous and regular people who have managed to hide their kids' faces from the public, but again, that is my personal preference. You can't be paranoid enough when it comes to photos of children on the internet.
If you expect her to hide away and not promote herself, yes you are expecting her to sacrifice her career. That is her career. She is working with a media company among other things. This is how she makes her money.

She isn't selling herself as a philanthropist. She is promoting charities she is involved with. How is that shameless? How do you think charities get funding? Its no different then royals attending big events to promote charities like polo matches or black tie events. Professors without borders and the organizations she works with need funding. The people who work with them give interviews and do events, to raise awareness and funding. People bellyaching over her promoting her charity work seem to have little to no concept of how charities actually get funding.

It seems people are really unrealistic. They expect her to be a little country mouse librarian. Oh well if she is really good, maybe she will get invited to a birthday party by the royal family

Why should she throw away everything she has built? Just because her marriage was the reason she got the chances? Did people expect Diana to throw away her charity work and go into hiding when she divorced? No. Who would benefit? The charities she helped establish? No. Her sons? No. Her? No. No one would benefit from her hiding under a rock.

There are plenty of pictures of royals drinking. Even the queen. Is she posting pictures of wild raves and her half drunk and hanging out of cars? No. This isn't the 1920's, and no one should expect her to be some quaint little country mouse wife.
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:18 PM
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Somehow Diana did her charity work with a lot more class than Tessy is showing.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:04 PM
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If you expect her to hide away and not promote herself, yes you are expecting her to sacrifice her career. That is her career. She is working with a media company among other things. This is how she makes her money.

She isn't selling herself as a philanthropist. She is promoting charities she is involved with. How is that shameless? How do you think charities get funding? Its no different then royals attending big events to promote charities like polo matches or black tie events. Professors without borders and the organizations she works with need funding. The people who work with them give interviews and do events, to raise awareness and funding. People bellyaching over her promoting her charity work seem to have little to no concept of how charities actually get funding.

It seems people are really unrealistic. They expect her to be a little country mouse librarian. Oh well if she is really good, maybe she will get invited to a birthday party by the royal family

Why should she throw away everything she has built? Just because her marriage was the reason she got the chances? Did people expect Diana to throw away her charity work and go into hiding when she divorced? No. Who would benefit? The charities she helped establish? No. Her sons? No. Her? No. No one would benefit from her hiding under a rock.

There are plenty of pictures of royals drinking. Even the queen. Is she posting pictures of wild raves and her half drunk and hanging out of cars? No. This isn't the 1920's, and no one should expect her to be some quaint little country mouse wife.
Again, nobody expects her to throw away anything she has built. Nobody wants her to hide under a rock and be a mousy librarian as you say. Who wants that for anyone, really?

Actually small and new organizations survive by having a good financial model, as well as through volunteerism and if one is lucky, through grants and if one is verrry lucky, the patronages of some very rich people. These things are possible through thorough research, rarely through celebrity endorsements. In fact some of the most important NGOs in the world fly under the radar.

And I think royals supporting a charity is very different from somebody like Tessy supporting one. The former officially announcing patronage for a non profit means that the organization has been vetted at the highest level, therefore trustworthy and doing quality work, making them more attractive to sincere donors. Pseudo celebrities simply do not have that kind of authority. In fact, they could even be destructive to charities as all too often we've seen charities used for money laundering and tax breaks.

Anyway, she does put philanthropist in her profile on IG and I find that funny. Maybe she will find her bearing, but right now it is very hard to take her seriously. (But then I'm allergic to people who sign up for many things as a way of supposedly building their credentials and then accomplish little)

I do think that in an alternate world, had she and Louis went the traditional route and had she become a working princess with a clear portfolio, with clear directions, support, guidance and limitations from wherever Luxembourgish working royals get their directions from, that she would have done a good job as a princess is expected to support charities at once and needs neither NGO credentials nor expertise to be credible.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:16 PM
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Tessy is not just promoting charities she is involved in. She is also promoting (luxury) brands who are rather fond of having a princess promote their products. If she would be representing Luxembourg and trying to promote a Luxembourgish brand that would be rather different from a separated princess who is calling herself by her maiden name at the same time promoting whatever comes her way that both she snd the brand benefit from.

She is clearly trying to establishing a name for herself building off her royal past while her divorce isn't even finalized yet.

Moreover, previously she worked for a security company. Not sure how media attention for yourself (not the company!) would be that important. In her current role it might be a little different. She probably got the role precisely because of her title. So far, I have not seen any evidence in her background that would qualify her for the job (she might have qualities I am not aware of of course). On the contrary, she has handle the communication around her separation/divorce rather badly so far.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:26 PM
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She and Louis are still not officially divorced?
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:35 PM
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It appears they are not.

Personally I don't have a problem with her working or raising money for charities. That said for all her talk of female empowerment I view her association, and that of her charity, with a cosmetic centre (aka light cosmetic surgery clinic) rather odd. It appears counter intuitive IMO.
Undeniably IMO she has courted attention for financial benefit, either for her or charities or more likely for both. Looking at many charities out there, and Tessy seems involved with so many, one has to wonder how much good they are actually doing - how much do they give to people in need or are they just a way for Tessy to create a brand for herself? She seems to move from one thing to another all teh time ratehr than sticking at one cause - she created Professors without Borders, well actually two other people did and she jumped on board after, but since then has taken on role after role, that may be commendable to some but given she is working as well and apparently setting up her own consultancy business I doubt how much time she is giving to these charities. Not that I think she sees it that way, I do genuinely think she sees herself as doing good.
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:02 PM
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So, the follow-up question was 'why do you use 'Tessy Antony' in combination with your title as you cannot be both?
I also read this and thought of the same question. She's not giving a full answer here.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:56 PM
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Yet I wonder why answer that question and ignore others? Its tied up with the divorce so I'm surprised she didn't pass on answering it. Clearly her title is very important to her which seems odd given how low key Tessy and Louis were when married.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:10 PM
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Another little dig from Tessy to her ex family, a picture of a cancelled photo shoot at the palace
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjr-oNIB...rom_luxembourg

she writes:"Lots has happened in that place... but one thing is sure, I have meet amazing people who work in the castle who aren’t always respected for who they are. I see the human behind their work and ambitions and can only say that some of them I incredibly miss!"
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:32 PM
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I am glad that "my maid Fatima" & the staff of the palace are "respected for who they are" by Princess Tessy. And from this message it is clear what they are to the Pss: tools that she can use for self-aggrandizement. If there was any honesty in her message she could have shown a photo of the staff, instead of a very glamorous picture of herself.

The message is IMHO narcissistic, patronizing and quite the opposite from respectful. The intention is not to "tell the story behind the photo" -she doesn't tell the story- but to show off. Again. And added are infantile & nasty insinuations about her in-laws. Again.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:38 PM
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It's unnecessary. There were plenty of photos from National Day gala that year. To be fair, the Cour's media or communication team isn't great (wrong dates, missed events, poor photo quality at times, inconsistent agenda listing) but improving lately. More social media posts, quicker updates, birthday photos although Prince Felix didn't get new photos released...

Is this a reference to the harassment / unfair dismissal lawsuit a maid filed against the Cour?
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:36 PM
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Well Tessy is showing her true colour IMO. "Look here is a picture of me in a fantastic gown taken by a member of staff, but most importantly look I look fab. I was so sad that the professional photographers weren't abel to take my picture but thankfully there was someone else there to capture how fantastic I looked"
The dig at the staff 'not being respected' is just petty and catty. I wouldn't be surprised if the Grand Ducal Family's lawyers aren't getting in touch with Tessy's soon. She has shown she can't help but be spiteful and lower the tone. Yet she is clever enough to be circumspect enough about it to be able to deny it. Either come out and say what you are trying to imply or shut up IMO.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:20 PM
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Tessy was never a member of the RF.
Formally, Princess Tessy remains a member of the Grand Ducal Family as the family bylaws define it: all direct marital descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte and their spouses and widow/ers.

Décret grand-ducal du 18 juin 2012 portant coordination du Statut de famille du 5 mai 1907. - Legilux
Luxarazzi translation - Family Bylaws Concerning the House Law of the House of Luxembourg-Nassau

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The Grand Ducal Line consists of all direct marital descendants of Grand Duke Adolph (agnates and cognates). (male and female line)

The Grand Ducal Family consists of all direct marital descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte. The spouses, widows and widowers of members of the Grand Ducal Family are included as well.

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Spouses of members of the Grand Ducal House only become members of the house if the head of the house has given his written consent to the marriage.
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The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court seem to deem the decree nisi as the divorce, even if the financial details are not ironed out. Separation, in their Grand Ducal laws also results in the loss of titles etc. Since I don't think Tessy and Louis are living together that may be that.
The bylaws say that loss of a wife's titles occurs after a séparation de corps or a divorce is granted. Because the term séparation de corps describes a legal separation granted by a court, simply living apart and being granted a decree nisi will not cause titles to be lost.

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Im Falle einer Ehetrennung (séparation de corps), einer Ehescheidung oder einer Wiederverheiratung nach dem Tod verlieren die Gemahlinnen die ihnen verliehenen Prädikate und Titel.
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Séparation de corps

Au lieu de demander le divorce pour faute ou pour rupture de la vie commune, les époux peuvent, en invoquant les mêmes causes, se contenter de former une demande en séparation de corps.

La séparation de corps leur permet de vivre séparés tout en restant mariés.

La procédure ne pourra avoir lieu par consentement mutuel des époux.

La procédure est intentée par voie d’avocat à la Cour devant le tribunal d'arrondissement.
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:43 PM
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Hopefully after the divorce she will just go away plus with no title I'm sure her royal Instagram followers will soon unfollow her.
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The Grand Ducal Line consists of all direct marital descendants of Grand Duke Adolph (agnates and cognates). (male and female line)

The Grand Ducal Family consists of all direct marital descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte. The spouses, widows and widowers of members of the Grand Ducal Family are included as well.

The Grand Ducal House consists of the head of state as head of the house, the former heads of state, first grade descendants of a head of the house born within a marriage according to the house rules, and the members of the family called upon to succeed to the throne according to the laws of primogeniture. The in-law spouses and widows/widowers of members according to the house rules and of deceased heads of state are included. The aforementioned widows and widowers will lose their membership to the Grand Ducal House in case of remarriage.

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Spouses of members of the Grand Ducal House only become members of the house if the head of the house has given his written consent to the marriage.
A small correction. In the translation by Luxarazzi, "first grade descendants of a head of the house born within a marriage according to the house rules, and the members of the family called upon to succeed to the throne according to the laws of primogeniture" should read "first grade descendants of a head of the house, and those of the member of the family called upon to succeed to the throne according to the laws of primogeniture, born within a marriage according to the house rules".

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This means that children of the Grand Duke and children of the Hereditary Grand Duke belong to the Grand Ducal House (assuming that the marriage of their parents was according to the house rules), without regard to succession rights. Other marital descendants of Grand Duchess Charlotte are "only" members of the Grand Ducal Family, even those in the succession to the throne.

Therefore Prince Louis is a member of the Grand Ducal House, whereas Princess Tessy (as the grand duke did not give his written consent to the marriage) and their sons are only members of the Grand Ducal Family.

As per the bylaws, Grand Ducal Family members who do not belong to the Grand Ducal House are nevertheless eligible for titles, coats of arms, and financial support from the grand duke, but they are excluded from activities such as the family advisory council.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:39 PM
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Oh Tessy, Tessy... I can understand being hurt by the divorce, but it’s not professional to post such digs so publicly, and it doesn’t give her a very good image personality-wise either. Even though she is no longer married to Prince Louis, she still uses her title and thus is technically a member of the ducal house and should act accordingly whilst still in this position IMO. That’s not to say that she should completely go under the radar (although it might do her some good to have a bit of a digital and media detox, it might help her clear her mind which is obviously going through a lot at the moment), but whilst still attached to her title she should behave responsibly online as she would have done whilst still married.
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Oh Tessy, Tessy... I can understand being hurt by the divorce, but it’s not professional to post such digs so publicly, and it doesn’t give her a very good image personality-wise either. Even though she is no longer married to Prince Louis, she still uses her title and thus is technically a member of the ducal house and should act accordingly whilst still in this position IMO. That’s not to say that she should completely go under the radar (although it might do her some good to have a bit of a digital and media detox, it might help her clear her mind which is obviously going through a lot at the moment), but whilst still attached to her title she should behave responsibly online as she would have done whilst still married.
She is still married to Prince Louis.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:40 AM
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Tessy attends UK Youth gala last night 13 June

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj-iljgh...rom_luxembourg
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Awfull , she was so much better in her former life !
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