Luxembourg's Princess Amalia steals the show at brother Prince Liam's baptism
Princess Amalia of Nassau stole the show at her baby brother, Prince Liam's baptism at the Vatican on Saturday. Princess Claire and Prince Félix of Luxembourg's daughter played the part of the doting big sister caressing her four-month-old brother’s head during the ceremony. At one point, Amalia was photographed sitting on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica while her parents and Liam gathered by a microphone.
Amalia stole the show at her brother's baptism Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / Tous droits réservés
The two-year-old Princess looked adorable for the occasion recycling a blue smock dress that she previously wore for family photos last December, while her mother looked spring-ready donning a white button-down shirtdress that featured frilled cuffs. The baptism was performed by Reverend Dr. George Woodall, who is a professor at Claire and Félix's alma mater — Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.
The baptism was a family affair for the Luxembourg royals. Félix's parents, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, attended the ceremony along with Claire's parents — Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher — and her brother Felix. Liam's paternal uncle Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg and Anna Maria Pamin served as the little Prince's godparents.
The royal family attended the baptism held at the Vatican on April 22 Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Lola Velasco / Tous droits réservés
Claire, 32, and Felix, who tied the knot in 2013, welcomed their second child — Liam — last November in Geneva, Switzerland. A few weeks later, the couple announced the name of their newborn son and shared tender family photos, showing Amalia wearing her smock dress while cuddling her baby brother.
Félix, 32, is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and is second in line to the throne. His older brother, 35-year-old Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, is married to the Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. Prince Liam is fourth in line to the throne of Luxembourg, behind his uncle, as well as his father and older sister.