An official communiqué from the Court of Luxembourg has announced the death of Philippe de Lannoy, Stéphanie de Lannoy's father.

A translation of the communiqué reads:

"It is with great sadness that their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess announce the death of Count Lannoy, father of the Hereditary Grand Duchess, on January 10, 2019.

Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess and the Grand Ducal Family join the grief of Princess Stephanie, Prince Guillaume and the family of Count of Lannoy.

Their most emotional thoughts, their prayers and their great affection accompany them."

Born 14 August 1922, Philippe Marie Ernest Albert de Lannoy was 96 years old.

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie's mother Alix de Lannoy passed away from a stroke at the age of 70 on 26 August 2012, just two months before Stéphanie de Lannoy's wedding to Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg.