About Tessy de Nassau

More than a princess

The TdN Story

Tessy Antony – de Nassau, formerly known as HRH Princess of Luxembourg, HRH Princess of Nassau, HRH Princess of Bourbon Parma, 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 global consultancy featuring clients such as KPMG New Zealand and the Vodafone Foundation Luxembourg. 

She is a committed advocate and activist for empowerment through education as Co-Founder of Professors Without Borders, a UK registered Charity 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 launched a new podcast in times of Corona Zoom O’Clocks in an effort to shares the voices of those who inspire Tessy herself and to connect individuals with one another in times of crisis. Her new brand, Human Highness, is a luxury organic 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

London 2019

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

London, 2014

Master of Sciences, International Studies and Diplomacy

SOAS, University of London

London, 2015

Honorary Doctorate of fine Arts 

Paris College of Art

Paris, 2019

2019 Leader of the year

Luxembourg Leadership Academy

Luxembourg, 2019

Global Empowerment Award

African Fashion Week

Toronto, 2019

Humanities medal for spreading humanisT ideals globally 

University of Olsztyn

Poland, 2016

Woman of the decade 

Women’s Economic Forum

London, 2016

Dame Grand Cross of Order of Adolphe of Nassau

Grand Duke of Luxembourg 

Luxembourg, 2012

World of Difference award in education 

The International Alliance of Women

Sydney, 2019

Medal of recognition for peacekeeping operation 


Luxembourg, 2004


Investing In Women

London, 2018

NOminated for Luxembourger of the Year 2019 

Country of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, 2019

Pioneer of Growth and Economic Development Award 

City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles 2019

legacy resident recognition for efforts to improve acces to higher education around the world

Beverly Hills City Council

Los Angeles 2019

Pioneer of Growth and Economic Development Award 

Consulate of Jamaica in Los Angeles

Los Angeles 2019


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