Luxembourg royals head for Sandhurst for prince's passing out parade
Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal family were in the UK on Friday for the passing out parade of Prince Sébastien at Sandhurst’s Royal Military Academy.
The 25-year-old cadet and youngest son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa marked the end of his military training at the Sovereign’s Parade on Friday 11 August.
Also in attendance were Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, Prince Félix and Princess Claire, Prince Louis and Princess Alexandra. But it was not only Luxembourg royals who turned heads in Sandhurst. Academy alumni King Abdullah II of Jordan reviewed the troops before they completed the parade and joined their families in Old College Square for lunch.
Sébastien is the third generation of the Grand Ducal family to attend the academy, after Grand Duke Jean (who later became a Lieutenant then Colonel of the Irish Guards regiment and eventually Honorary General of the British Army), Grand Duke Henri (1975) and Crown Prince Guillaume (2002). Other Sandhurst alumni include Princes William and Harry of England and Winston Churchill.
Prior to his training at Sandhurst, Prince Sébastien graduated with a degree in marketing and communications at the Franciscan university of Steubenville in 2015.