Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria.

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The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over 700 graduating on Friday, was inspected by The Duke of Kent in his position as Field Marshal.

Prince Wenceslas and Archduke Alexander were presented with certificates marking their passing by the Commandant of the RMAS, Major-General Patrick Marriott.

Marking the occassion in Sandhurst were Grand Duke Henri, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy; Prince Wenceslas’ parents, Prince Jean and Hélène Vestur, and siblings Princess Marie-Gabrielle and Prince Constantin; and Archduke Alexander’s parents, Archduke Carl-Christian and Archduchess Marie-Astrid, and brother Archduke Christoph and his fiancee Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch.

The two princes join the ranks of dozens of other royals, male and female, who have graduated from Sandhurst. They include their uncle, Grand Duke Henri, and his two eldest sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Prince Felix, their grandfather Grand Duke Jean, and Prince Wenceslas’ father, Prince Jean.

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