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Claire Margareta Lademacher was born on 21 March 1985 in Filderstadt, Germany, as the second child of Hartmut and Gabriele Lademacher. Claire has an older brother, Felix Lademacher. She spent her childhood with her family in Usingen (Hochtaunuskreis, Germany).
After attending primary school in Germany, at the age of eleven, Claire moved with her family to Atlanta, USA, where she attended the Atlanta International School. In 1999, the Lademacher family returned to Germany. There, Claire was enrolled in the Frankfurt International School in Oberursel, before spending her last two years of school in Switzerland at the Collège Alpin International "Beau Soleil", where she received the Prize of Excellency in 2003.
Further education and professional career
After receiving her baccalaureate, which focused on History, English, German, Psychology and Art, Claire decided to major in International Communications at the American University of Paris.
After graduating from university in 2007, she took her first steps into a professional career at the advertising department of the Condé Nast publishing house in New York and Munich, and then worked as a project manager at IMG World in Berlin. At the end of 2011, Claire decided to continue her studies and begin a Masters in Bioethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which she received with summa cum laude. Alongside her studies, she has been working for the Chair of Bioethics and Human Rights at UNESCO since 2009, in particular in the fields of research, event coordination and communication.
Currently, Claire remains in the Italian capital, where she is working on her PhD on the ethical aspects of organ donation consent. As part of her studies, Claire has spent the past few months as a visiting researcher at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Besides German, her mother tongue, Claire speaks English, French and Italian.
Personal Life and Leisure activities
From a young age, Miss Lademacher has had a passion for dance. Claire is very athletic and enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, badminton and skiing. She has close ties to nature and has been interested in photography and music since she was a teenager. Inspired by her parents, she takes an interest in social and cultural issues. In addition, Claire has travelled widely, getting involved in humanitarian projects, in particular in Tirupur, India in the autumn of 2002.Source: Press and Communication Service of the Grand-Ducal Court