Originally Posted by Stefan
But then how many of GD Henri's siblings used to live in the country. Prince Jean and Prince Guillaume lived in Paris and from also his sisters lived abroad.
So i think it is not to unusual that the children of the Grand Ducal couple live abroad, specially as Luxembourg is a small country.
True, but the patriarchal convention which is still generally followed by royal families is that the wife lives in the country of her husband and not the other way around, in the same way that the wife takes the title of her husband and not the other way around. In that respect, the princesses are not comparable to the princes.
In the grand-ducal house, the only younger sons of previous sovereigns were the princes Charles, Jean, and Guillaume. Charles and Guillaume married dynastically, lived/live with their wives and children in the grand duchy, and carried out some official duties. Jean lives in France as a private citizen, but he concluded an unapproved marriage and renounced his right to the throne.
So in terms of precedent, Prince Louis (who likewise married without official approval and renounced his right to the throne) and Princess Alexandra living outside the grand duchy would be expected, but Prince Félix and Prince Sébastien (unless the latter also made a non-dynastic marriage) would have eventually settled in Luxembourg.