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Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg weds Swiss fiancé in a low-key ceremony

Former princess Tessy of Luxembourg married her hunky Swiss businessman fiancé, Frank Floessel, in a low-key ceremony in Zürich today.

The beautiful bride, 35, wore a simple tiered midi wedding dress that featured a black ribbon under the bust, with the floaty material covering her blossoming baby bump.

The ex royal and mother-of-two is currently expecting a baby boy with her, now husband, Frank, which is due later this summer. 

Taking to Instagram, she and her guests shared some behind-the-scenes shots from the ceremony which was a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends due to current Covid restrictions.

Former princess Tessy of Luxembourg married her hunky Swiss businessman fiancé, Frank Floessel, in a low-key ceremony in Zürich today (pictured together after the ceremony)

Tessy’s two sons Prince Gabriel of Nassau, 14, and Prince Noah of Nassau, 12, whom she shares with ex-husband Prince Louis of Luxembourg, 34, who she divorced in 2019, served as the best men while Frank’s daughter, Julia, was a bridesmaid.   

A video shows the bride arriving at the ceremony in a white Tesla with butterfly doors, and then stepping out of the car holding her bouquet of flowers as she blows a kiss to the guests.

Tessy looked stunning as she wore her blonde locks in a sophisticated up-do and enhanced her pretty features with a touch of make-up, wearing a blush and light pink lipstick.

She also shared snaps from her wedding preparations showing her arranging her bridal bouquet and flowers as well as her appointment with hairdresser in the morning. 

The beautiful bride, 35, wore a simple tiered midi wedding dress that featured a black ribbon under the bust, with the floaty material covering her blossoming baby bump

The beautiful bride, 35, wore a simple tiered midi wedding dress that featured a black ribbon under the bust, with the floaty material covering her blossoming baby bump

A video shows the bride arriving at the ceremony, which was a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends due to current Covid restrictions, in a white Tesla with butterfly doors

A video shows the bride arriving at the ceremony, which was a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends due to current Covid restrictions, in a white Tesla with butterfly doors

She stepped out of the car holding her bouquet of flowers and looking radiant with her blonde locks in a sophisticated up-do as she blew a kiss to the guests

She stepped out of the car holding her bouquet of flowers and looking radiant with her blonde locks in a sophisticated up-do as she blew a kiss to the guests

The simple ceremony was a different occasion than her first wedding to Prince Louis in 2006, which took place in a modest country church, six months after giving birth to their first child, Prince Gabriel.

As only a small number of people were allowed inside the venue, with guests gathered outside watching a livestream on their phones and showered the happy couple with confetti after the ceremony.

Later, the guests were treated to a sit-down meal with gorgeous views overlooking a lake and were given traditional wedding favours of sugared almonds to take home. 

Last week, Tessy revealed that her nuptials were approaching in a post saying she felt like she was living in a ‘romantic movie’, writing: ‘Lots of exciting memories happening at the moment.

‘We are getting married next week and despite loads of last minute work and other arrangements, everyone is super looking forward for Mama and Papa to formalise this relationship before little bean arrives.  

‘Gabriel, Noah and Julia will be the best men and bride maid. It feels like I am in a beautiful and romantic movie indeed.’

Her two sons Prince Gabriel, 14, and Prince Noah, 12, whom she shares with ex-husband Prince Louis of Luxembourg, 34, served as best men for the ceremony

Her two sons Prince Gabriel, 14, and Prince Noah, 12, whom she shares with ex-husband Prince Louis of Luxembourg, 34, served as best men for the ceremony

With only a small number of people allowed inside the venue, guests gathered outside to watch a livestream on their phones and showered the happy couple with confetti after the ceremony

With only a small number of people allowed inside the venue, guests gathered outside to watch a livestream on their phones and showered the happy couple with confetti after the ceremony

Later, the guests were treated to a sit-down meal with gorgeous views overlooking a lake and were given traditional wedding favours of sugared almonds to take home

Later, the guests were treated to a sit-down meal with gorgeous views overlooking a lake and were given traditional wedding favours of sugared almonds to take home

She continued: ‘It will be a very small and intimate gathering of close family and friends. We do know that many close friends from abroad, especially UK will be missed due to Corona regulations. 

However, do not worry, the big wedding ceremony will be held in a few months time after baby has arrived and i am sure by then that the corona regulations should be adjusted.

Thank you all again for all your continues messages, letters, wishes and numerous gifts for little bean. We are showered with love.’ 

Tessy is believed to have known financier and CEO Frank Floessel, for several years, and announced her engagement to him on New Year’s Eve and announced her pregnancy in February.

In May, she shared a sweet sonogram of her baby on Instagram, and revealed her adorable nickname for the baby is ‘little bean’, writing: ‘”Our life together has just begun. You’re part of me my little one”.  

The ex royal and mother-of-two in currently expecting a baby boy with her, now husband, Frank, which is due later this summer after announcing her pregnancy in February

The ex royal and mother-of-two in currently expecting a baby boy with her, now husband, Frank, which is due later this summer after announcing her pregnancy in February

Tessy is believed to have known financier and CEO Frank Floessel, for several years, and announced her engagement to him on New Year's Eve

Tessy is believed to have known financier and CEO Frank Floessel, for several years, and announced her engagement to him on New Year’s Eve

Alongside the image of the sonogram, Tessy wrote: ‘Meet little Bean. Your big brothers and sister are super excited to be meeting you in the summer for real in person and not just your strong karate kicks.’

She continued: ‘Thank you all for your wishes, cards, letters, prayers, and numerous gifts already received for little bean. 

‘We are looking forward to be receiving more of them over the next weeks and months. We are planning on replying in July to all of them.’

She added: ‘We feel very blessed and are humbled that you chose to share our joy with us in such a meaningful way. Such an act of compassion, kindness and love.’ 

Tessy announced her pregnancy several months ago by sharing a snap on Instagram cuddling up with Frank, while the businessman’s hands gently rested on the mother-of-two’s growing baby bump. 

It comes after the couple announced their engagement   to one another at the end of last year, with Tessy posting on Instagram : ‘Yes to 2021 and many more years together.’  

Frank also shared his own joy over the big news, telling RTL  Today: ‘After having mastered the extraordinary and difficult last year together, I took my chance to take the next step in our relationship and I am overjoyed that Tessy said yes.’  

Entrepreneur Frank got his master’s degree in ETH Zurich and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently CEO and president of  CBA Finance.  

The former royal appears to have known Frank for several years, having written about his work on her blog in September 2018. 

He has also acted as a trustee for the organisation Professors Without Borders, which Tessy co-founded in 2016.   

In 2019, Tessy told Hello magazine that it ‘took a long time’ after her divorce, when she was stripped of her royal titles, explaining: ‘After every relationship it takes a while to heal when the heart has been broken. It has been really, really wonderful for me to realise that I am able to trust and love again. It’s nice to see that life goes on.’    

Former princess Tessy announced she is expecting her first child with her hunky Swiss businessman boyfriend in February

Former princess Tessy announced she is expecting her first child with her hunky Swiss businessman boyfriend in February

Tessy went on to reveal how she is ‘very happy’ that her ex-husband Prince Louis maintains a close bond with their sons, despite the fact they can’t see each other during quarantine.

She said her son’s ‘love and trust’ with their father had ‘become stronger’ because of the separation during the pandemic.  

Tessy has previously told how her family ‘suffered greatly’ when she became a princess in 2006 after marrying Prince Louis, whom she met in 2004.

Speaking on Sky News special report The Meghan Effect, Tessy explained: ‘My little cousin needed to change schools twice. My twin brother was incredibly bullied at work – he still is today. 

Tessy became a princess in 2006 when she married Prince Louis, six months after Tessy gave birth aged 19, to their first child

Tessy became a princess in 2006 when she married Prince Louis, six months after Tessy gave birth aged 19, to their first child 

Frank was first pictured on a family hike with the proud mother and her two boys last year, with Tessy captioning the photos 'Family is all that matters' with two love heart emojis

Frank was first pictured on a family hike with the proud mother and her two boys last year, with Tessy captioning the photos ‘Family is all that matters’ with two love heart emojis

‘My sister, my parents suffered, my oldest brother doesn’t talk to me anymore because of that, because it was too much for him to handle.

‘That was when I married in, and when I got divorced, oh my gosh the same.’

Born a commoner, Tessy joined the Luxembourg Army in 2002 at the age of 18, rising to the rank of corporal. Two years later, when she was one of a handful of female UN peacekeepers in Kosovo, she met Prince Louis, who was visiting the army.

His family only became aware of their love affair when Tessy fell pregnant and gave birth aged 19, and unmarried, in September 2005, providing Grand Duke Henri with his first grandson. 

It infuriated the royal family, and Prince Louis renounced any claim to the title of Grand Duke due to the constitutional crisis they had created by having a child out of wedlock.

When Tessy married Prince Louis in September 2006, six months after giving birth, in a modest country church wedding, the Grand Duke stripped her of any claim to his title.

The couple’s fairytale marriage broke down in 2016, and they were granted a decree nisi in February 2017.

A judge ruled that Prince Louis should pay £4,000 for each child, per year, the equivalent of £75-a-week, after finding that Luxembourg’s royal family could not be expected to cover the costs of the Prince’s break-up. 

The couple's fairytale marriage broke down in 2016, and they were granted a decree nisi in February 2019

The couple’s fairytale marriage broke down in 2016, and they were granted a decree nisi in February 2019



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