HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg was born Mlle. Tessy Antony on October 28, 1985. Much has been made of Her working-class upbringing, though just as Her so-called “fairytale” twist should not be the sole defining notation of this young life, neither should Her beginning “rank” in it.
Very little is known about The Princess’ formative years, though it has become circulated knowledge that a completed education at a Pétange -based technical high school was the forerunner to an impressive military career; at the tender age of 18 She followed Her brother into enlisted ranks, rising remarkably to the rank of NCO as a corporal driver after only two years of service, as opposed to the standard three. These efforts saw Her to Yugoslavia, as part of NATO’s Kosovo-based peacekeeping forces.
Of course, it’s no secret how a certain prince’s visit to this band of troops resulted for Mlle. Antony: A little over two years after this mission saw not a soldier redistributing Her comrades throughout potentially fragile territories, but a radiant bride and besotted new mother, greeting crowds of Her well-wishing countrymen as Madame de Nassau, the newest member of Luxembourg’s ruling family. It's no secret because, well, that's all anyone ever attributes to Her. Why should anything else be said? After all, She's only an animal-rights and physical fitness advocating, multilingual, university-attending, full-time wife/mother/daughter/sister/cousin/friend whose soul achievement in life lies on the third finger of Her left hand. Heaven forbid She should remove the ring for any reason - She might disappear altogether!
More power to you, Your Royal Highness - the varied and layered aspects of Your 25 years have not gone unwarranted by all. Who knows? Maybe by Your 10th wedding anniversary, the Monarchy's official website will have upgraded your official bio to FOUR whole lines! Eh, on second thought, perhaps You should just bookmark this one...