Royal engagement! Meet Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, set to wed in spring: Grand Duke Henri’s only daughter is sporty and a linguist – but how does her ring resemble Britain’s Princess Eugenie’s?

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg poses for photographers before the official dinner for National Day at the ducal palace in June 2018, in Luxembourg. Photo: Getty Images

Oh, we do love a royal wedding!

Luckily for royal fans, another happy union is on its way – the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg just announced Princess Alexandra’s engagement on November 7. The princess and her French beau Nicolas Bagory are preparing for their big day, which is set to take place in spring 2023.

The Royal Court of Luxembourg has announced the engagement of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg to Nicolas Bagory. Photo: @alexandraofluxembourg/Instagram

“The two families join in the happiness of the engaged couple by surrounding them with their affection,” said the official post on Instagram.

Alexandra’s wedding will be the first in the family in a decade. The most recent one was Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher’s wedding in France, which took place back in September 2013.

But what else do we know about the next royal bride?

Princess Alexandra is sixth in line for the throne

Back row from the left: Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Prince Félix, Prince Louis and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume; on the front, from the left: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sebastien. Photo: Handout

Princess Alexandra, 31, is the fourth child and only daughter of the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. She is currently sixth in the royal line of succession, following her elder brother Grand Duke Guillaume, his two-year-old son Prince Charles, her elder brother Prince Félix, his eight-year-old daughter Princess Amalia and six-year-old son Prince Liam, Vanity Fair reported.

Following Alexandra is her younger brother, Prince Sébastien. Her other older brother, Prince Louis, gave away his claim to the throne in 2006 to marry a commoner, Tessy Antony, although they divorced in 2019.

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She has various international degrees

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg has an impressive educational background. Photo: Grand-Ducal Court

After receiving a baccalaureate in arts and literature for secondary education in Luxembourg, Alexandra didn’t attend the Collège Beau Soleil boarding school in Switzerland like her older brothers, but went abroad to pursue different majors here and there, according to RTL Luxembourg Today.

She first studied psychology and social sciences at the Franciscan College of Steubenville in Ohio in the US. She then moved to Paris for her bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a focus on ethics and anthropology. Later, she obtained a master’s degree in interfaith studies, specialising in conflict resolution, from the Irish School of Ecumenics in Dublin.

She is now an active working member of the royal family and a professional linguist. She can speak six languages, including Luxembourgish, French, English, Spanish, German and Italian, as per the same source.

She is a sportswoman

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg is known for playing multiple sports. Photo: Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg/Facebook

The princess not only studies hard, but is also a passionate player of different kinds of sports. She has spent a lot of time on dancing and gymnastics, according to the Grand Ducal Court. She is also keen on tennis, downhill skiing and water-skiing, and seems to devote plenty of time to pursuing them.

She and her fiancé are like-minded

Princess Alexandra inaugurated the new bell of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra which will bear her name. Photo: @courgrandducale/Instagram
The lovebirds share a huge similar interest in politics and culture. Alexandra interned at the Security Council of the United Nations in New York and stayed in the Middle East for a while for her international relations and journalism experiences, respectively.

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Meanwhile, Bagory, 34, studied political science and classical literature, and now works in social and cultural projects, according to the Grand Ducal Court.

Her diamond engagement ring looks similar to Princess Eugenie’s

The Royal Court of Luxembourg has announced the engagement of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (right) to Nicolas Bagory (left) – both have backgrounds in politics and culture. Photo: @alexandraofluxembourg/ Instagram

In the photo from the court’s announcement, the happy couple are seen smiling with their arms around each other. Eagle eyes were also quick to notice that the bride-to-be’s finger was flashing with a ring, appearing to rose gold and encrusted with diamonds and gems.

It seems to have the same style as the pink engagement ring of Princess Eugenie of York back in 2018, reported Quick Telecast. It was unusual for a royal ring, as they are usually a clear diamond or a blue sapphire. Some jewellery experts estimated that the cost of Eugenie’s ring, a gold band set with a rare padparadscha sapphire and diamonds, cost around US$115,000, according to British media.
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  • The royal family announced on Instagram that the Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa’s only daughter will marry her French fiancé Nicolas Bagory
  • Alexandra, a professional linguist, is sixth in line to the throne after Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Charles, Prince Félix, Princess Amalia and Prince Liam