If you're a fan of royal weddings, we have some very good news: Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg is engaged, which means another incredible celebration is officially on the horizon. On Monday, November 7, the Grand Ducal Court announced that the daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria is engaged to Nicolas Bagory.
The court’s official Instagram shared the exciting news by posting a sweet photo of the happy couple on social media. In the photo, the two are all smiles with their arms around each other. The image shows the princess in a lilac ensemble while flashing her new diamond engagement ring, which features what appears to be made up of several different stones set on a gold band. On her arm, Bagory is wearing a navy suit paired with a green patterned tie.
The caption of the precious post translates to “Their Royal Highnesses, the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, to Mr. Nicolas Bagory.” The post went on to address Bagory’s background, revealing that the soon-to-be royal was born on November 11, 1988, grew up in Brittany, studied political science and classics, and is now working on creating social and cultural projects.
The couple’s loved ones are thrilled about their upcoming nuptials, which will take place sooner than anyone could have expected. The duo plans to tie the knot in the spring of 2023, which means we don't have to wait too long for the celebration. “The two families join in the happiness of the engaged couple by surrounding them with their affection,” the announcement concludes.
The princess’s engagement news comes just nine months after her brother Prince Louis called off his wedding to Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue, Vanity Fair reports. The prince and his then-fiancée announced their engagement in April of 2021, but in February of 2022, the Grand Ducal Court released an official statement on behalf of the couple, breaking the news. “We have decided not to continue our romantic relationship, while remaining deeply attached by friendship and tenderness,” the statement says. “In reflecting, together, on the commitment we wanted to make, we ended up admitting that our visions differ too much.” The duke and duchess showed their support by sharing that they “welcome the maturity of this decision,” according to the palace.
The royal opened up to Point de Vue about their joint decision and cleared up any rumors about their relationship. “There was no shadow, no problem with our relationship except fundamental differences of opinion, which led us to this decision,” he states. After the prince chose not to walk down the aisle, the Luxembourg royals are ecstatic that their daughter will soon be married.