Luxembourg's royal wedding seems to have had a positive effect on some of its guests. Following the romantic nuptials between Prince Guillaume and Stephanie de Lannoy, news now comes that Guillaume's younger brother Felix has found love.
According the country's press, the handsome royal is smitten with Claire Lademacher, a 27-year-old heiress who grew up near Frankfurt, Germany. Her father, Hartmut Lademacher, is worth an estimated €600 million and garnered his fortune thanks to savvy investments in the software industry.
Felix and Claire's history dates back to their student days at Beau Soleil boarding school, a prestigious institution nestled in the stunning valleys of Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. The pair also read Bioethics in Rome, where they spent a lot of time studying together and getting to know one another in one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Now that friendship has blossomed into something much deeper, and the couple have been seen looking very much an item at several recent events, such as the wedding of Austria's Archduke Imre to Kathleen Walker, which took place early last September in Washington DC, and of course, Felix's brother's nuptials to Stephanie one month later.
Pretty Claire would certainly be welcomed by Felix's parents Grand Duke Henri and his wife Maria Teresa, and the smart career girl would be an excellent addition to Luxembourg's first family. As well as studying at the American University of Paris and starting her career at Conde Nast Publications, the young German is a passionate campaigner of the subject which she based her dissertation on – organ donation.
Claire is very much moved by the stories of people who live with the constant hope of donation, and friends say that what began as a simple, academic investigation for the brunette quickly became a professional obsession. Now though, her attention is also focused on her personal life.
Although she was invited to Luxembourg's royal wedding, she didn't sit next to her beau Felix. However, if their fledgling relationship continues to grow and they make things official, a place at the top table at the next wedding may well be hers.