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Tessy of Luxembourg returns to London as lockdown lifted

The ex-wife of Prince Louis of Luxembourg has travellled to London following the lift of lockdown, sharing glimpses of her glamorous return.

Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, 34, wed Louis in 2006, and has two children Prince Gabriel of Nassau, 14, and Prince Noah of Nassau, 12, with the Prince, who is the third son of the country’s reigning monarch Grand Duke Henri. 

Tessy, who lost her title after divorcing Louis last April and now splits her time between Luxembourg and London, took to Instagram to share her joy at being back on the capital’s social scene.

Tessy kicked off her glamorous return with a visit to Knightsbridge’s Russian restaurant Mari Vanna,sharing a snap as she posed in a floral dress alongside a gal pal, writing: ‘Gosh it feels great to be back home’.

The former royal joked that she had endured a long and ‘very hot day’ at work, remarking how much hotter 33 degrees felt in London than anywhere in Europe.

She then moved onto Mayfair’s famed Asian-Italian Novikov restaurant, where she shared a stream of stories as she enjoyed truffle and a range of luxury deserts with friends. 

And continuing her sweep of luxury eateries today, Tessy enjoyed breakfast with a pal at artisan cafe Queens of Mayfair. 

Prince Louis and Tessy’s fairytale marriage broke down in 2016, and they were granted a decree nisi in February last year, after a 12 years together.

They were only 20 when they wed, getting married six months after the birth of their eldest son Prince Gabriel of Nassau, now 13. 

Tessy, who in 2017 was named Woman of the Decade by the Women Economic Forum for her work in women’s empowerment, now lives in London with Gabriel and her youngest son Prince Noah of Nassau, 11.

Prince Louis, who will now pay £8,000 a year child support, renounced his succession rights to the throne in 2006, a month after marrying Tessy – who was not born of royal blood – but to a modest family in the small town of Niederkorn.

At a hearing in December, Louis was ordered to pay just £75-a-week to each of his two sons after a judge found his family’s vast wealth could not be factored into a bitter divorce battle with his ex-wife.  

Louis now lives in Paris, while Tessy juggles a busy work life with raising the couple’s two children across the Channel.

The philanthropist is the co-founder of social enterprise Professors Without Borders which aims to improve access to higher education across the globe.

She also works as a consultant, public speaker and is a UN Association patron.

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