About Tessy de Nassau
More than a princess
The TdN Story
Tessy Antony – de Nassau, formerly known as HRH Princess of Luxembourg, is a social entrepreneur, businesswoman, philanthropist, UNAids Ambassador, public speaker, activist and mother of two.
Her work takes her across the globe including her role as Founder and Director of Finding Butterflies Consultancy Ltd – a consultancy featuring clients such as the Montessori Centre International and the Vodafone Foundation Luxembourg.
She is a committed advocate and activist for empowerment through education as Co-Founder of Professors Without Borders, an NGO that brings top-level educators and global experts to the doorsteps of students worldwide.
Moreover, Tessy is an ambassador for UNAIDS (Global Advocate for Young Women and Adolescent Girls) and is the patron to UNA-UK. She previously spent five years in the Luxembourg military. Deployed as a Kosovo peacekeeper, she was the only woman of her draft and received the United Nations and NATO Medals of Recognition for her work.
In addition, Tessy will launch the new podcast Meeting New Friends through Tessy’s Lens this summer in an effort to shares the voices of those who inspire Tessy herself. Her new brand, Human Highness, is a luxury yak wool fashion line focused on sustainability and female empowerment.
Tessy de Nassau smiles with her two sons, TRH Princes Gabriel (right) and Noah (left) at a UNA UK event, where she is the patron
Tessy de Nassau accepts her Honorary Doctorate from the Paris College of Arts for her work in education (2019)
More than a career
The TdN Mission
All of Tessy’s pursuits are grounded in her work and life mission to empower, elevate and encourage voices of the world. Her diligent promotion of both education and women’s empowerement has never wavered.
She is passionate about using her platform to benefit the Sustainable Development Goals and has committed her time and energy to furthering the work of organisations in which she believes in. Moreover, she is actively committed to strengthening basic human rights for all and empowering young women and adolescent girls around the world.
She received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women Economic Forum in January 2017, the Humanities medal for spreading humanistic ideas worldwide and the Global Empowerment Award for her work in Africa. She was named “Leader of the Year 2019” by the Leadership Academy in Luxembourg.
In 2012, Tessy received the Dame Grand Cross of Order of Andolphe of Nassau, one of her greatest honours to date. Moreover, Tessy received her Honorary Doctorate for her work in and around education globally by the Paris College of Arts in May 2019.
Tessy accepts a recognition for her educational efforts in Beverly Hills, CA (2019)
Awards + Recognitions
Chairman’s commendation award
Terrestres Servo Coronas Organisation
It was truly a memorable evening by receiving the Chairman’s Commendation – the highest award given by Terrestres Servo Coronas, an organisation which supports projects throughout the Commonwealth at the Carlton Club in London. I have worked with several Commonwealth nations, Sierra Leone and Uganda being two of them.
Among the esteemed guests were my two wonderful angels who always support mama in her work and who are already young leaders in their own rights. I received this award for my work with youth and for my continues efforts in the domain of women empowerment.
As my son Gabriel rightfully puts it, “You are never too young to participate in the work of your communities.” (Noah was eagerly taking notes and was colouring the Coat of Arms of the Carlton Club)
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Bachelor of Arts, International Relations
Richmond: The American University in London
Master of Sciences, International Studies and Diplomacy