A Princess of Luxembourg has launched divorce proceedings in London’s High Court in the pursuit of receiving a “fair settlement”, according to the Telegraph.
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg – who now lives and works in London undertaking charity work – is seeking to divorce her husband of 11 years, Prince Louis.
The proceedings have been made subject to interim reporting restrictions, preventing the media disclosing any of the financial details discussed in court, including details of the disputed settlement or the amount in maintenance payments Princess Tessy is seeking.
The Princess’ counsel, Deborah Bangay QC, told the court: “My client has no wish to litigate and she made a very reasonable and sensible proposal. Unfortunately that proposal was rejected and my client had no option but to pursue this in litigation.”
“She is not a gold digger. Far from it. She is simply seeking a fair and proper settlement,” she added, after the Princess was accused of using the UK’s legal system to her advantage.
In February, District Judge Richard Robinson granted the couple a decree nisi after the Princess had complained of her husband’s “unreasonable behaviour”.
She now stands to lose her family home in Kensington, where she lived with the Prince and their two children.
The proceedings are ongoing.