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The royal wedding of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg was a triumph in understated elegance

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg wore Valentino to marry Nicholas Bagoy in a low-key royal wedding at Luxembourg Town Hall.

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Nicolas Bagory. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

The royal wedding of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Nicolas Bagory on Saturday 22 April was a masterclass in pared-back chic.

Princess Alexandra, 32, the fourth child and only daughter of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, married Nicholas Bagoy, 33, a Paris-based businessman, in a civil ceremony at Luxembourg Town Hall. It has been reported that a more lavish religious ceremony, where Princess Alexandra may wear one of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg’s incredible tiaras, will take place next weekend.

The couple pose prior to their reception. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

(From L to R) Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg, Prince Guillaume, Princess Stephanie, Grand Duke Henri, Princess Alexandra and Nicolas Bagory, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Princess Claire, Prince Felix and Prince Louis. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

On Saturday, however, the bride opted for a sleek Valentino cape draped over a long-sleeved cream jumpsuit with gathered detailing at the waist. Keeping with bridal tradition, Princess Alexandra accessorised with a white Chanel handbag and a towering pair of nude stilettos. The groom, who rocks signature bleach blond locks, looked smart in a navy suit with sky blue tie.

The mother of the groom, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, wore a coral pink creation by Maison Natan, a Belgian couturier loved by royals including Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. She completed the look with a clutch by the Duchess of Edinburgh-approved label, Sophie Habsburg, and Maison Natan pumps. Princess Stephanie, the bride’s sister-in-law and wife of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, wore an elegant navy blue dress by Emporio Armani

Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Nicolas Bagory at their civil wedding. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

The Grand Ducal Family (as the Luxembourg dynasty is officially known) shared details of the royal wedding last month and invited well-wishers to greet the bride and groom on Place Guillaume II, the picturesque square on which the venue is located. Crowds turned out to welcome the family as they arrived ahead of the short civil service. Following the wedding, the couple spent time greeting members of the public before returning to the Grand Ducal Palace, where there was a reception attended by friends, families and local officials.

Alexandra is an active working member of the Luxembourg royal family and a professional linguist. She is currently seventh in the line of succession, following her eldest brother Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, his two-year-old son Prince Charles and his newborn son Prince François; and her brother Prince Félix and his children, Princess Amalia and Prince Liam. Following Alexandra is her younger brother, Prince Sébastien.

Princess Stephanie and Prince Guillaume (behind) with Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

Notably, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess’s third son, Prince Louis, is not in line to the throne; the prince relinquished his claim to the crown before marrying Tessy Antony de Nassau, a commoner, in 2006. The couple welcomed two sons, Prince Gabriel and Prince Noah before divorcing in 2019.

As detailed on his LinkedIn profile, groom-to-be Nicolas Bagoy received a master’s degree in Latin from the Sorbonne University, Paris, in 2014, having studied for an undergraduate degree in Political Science. According to the Luxembourg Court, the Frenchman now works in ‘the creation of social and cultural projects’.

The couple with the Luxembourg Royal family. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

Their engagement was announced in November with a new portrait of the couple. For the photograph Princess Alexandra wore a lilac top and matching blazer, which she accessorised with a heart pendant and her large diamond and gold engagement ring. The statement read: ‘Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess have the great joy of announcing the engagement of their daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, to Mr Nicolas Bagory. The two families join in the happiness of the engaged couple by surrounding them with their affection.’

The Grand Ducal Family has had plenty to celebrate. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, also known as the Crown Prince, and his wife, Princess Stéphanie, welcomed son François Henri Luis Marie Guillaume at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte hospital on Monday 27 March. Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa will be among the foreign royals at the Coronation of King Charles III on 6 May.

The happy couple and the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

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