Double birthday celebrations in Luxembourg on Saturday, 16 April 2022, as Grand Duke Henri and Prince Sébastien celebrate on the same day.
Grand Duke Henri 67th Birthday
Grand Duke Henri, the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte of Luxembourg, was born on 16 April 1955 at the Château de Betzdorf.
He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1974, after completing his baccalaureate, and was appointed Commissioned Officer (UK) in 1975, then Honorary Major of the Royal Parachute Regiment (UK) in 1989.
As Luxembourg’s Head of State, Grand Duke Henri holds the rank of General in the Armed Forces.
His father Grand Duke Jean abdicated on 7 October 2000, with Henri becoming Luxembourg’s next Head of State.
He married Maria Teresa Mestre on 14 February 1981 and has four sons and a daughter: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Felix, Prince Louis, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien.
Grand Duke Henri tested positive for COVID-19 in January 2022 and suffered mild symptoms whilst in isolation.
Prince Sébastien 30th Birthday
Prince Sébastien Henri Marie Guillaume was born at the Maternité Grande Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg on 16 April 1992.
He spent his primary school years at St George’s International School, before attending Sunningdale School and Ampleforth College in the United Kingdom and finished his high school years with an International Baccalaureate at the International School of Luxembourg.
Prince Sébastien then studied at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA, and graduated in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communication.
He followed in his father and older brother, the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s footsteps by completing officer training at Sandhurst from 2016 to 2017.
Prince Sébastien has commanded a platoon of Irish Guards, a regiment in the British Army – the same one which his grandfather Grand Duke Jean served during World War II.
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