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Old 05-13-2019, 03:58 AM
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Inside the Grand Ducal crypt there seems to be only one tomb that of Grand Duchess Charlotte with wall plaques for everyone else interred there.

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-co...ame/crypt3.JPG

That is an em,pty coffin. The actual coffins are on a lower Level:


Article in german about the secrets of the Catehdral: https://translate.google.com/transla...e74263e13bff17
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:55 AM
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The entrance to the Grand Ducal Crypt is guarded by 2 gilded lions.

http://www.royaltyguide.nl/images-co...ame/crypt2.JPG
The one lion sports the Arms of Nassau, the other lion the Arms of Bourbon-Parma.

The new Luxembourg vault is not really my cup of tea. Too polished floors, to shiny materials, too clinical. I prefer old dark mediaeval looking vaults which needs a torchlight above this one with halogene spots.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:33 AM
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No I don't like it either I wonder when it was redecorated some of the burials go back to the medieval Dukes of Luxembourg and remarkably are still intact.

I found this video of the Grand Dukes Coffin leaving the cathedral for interment in the Grand Ducal Crypt I assume there's a separate entrance?

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Old 05-16-2019, 03:59 AM
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The one lion sports the Arms of Nassau, the other lion the Arms of Bourbon-Parma.

The new Luxembourg vault is not really my cup of tea. Too polished floors, to shiny materials, too clinical. I prefer old dark mediaeval looking vaults which needs a torchlight above this one with halogene spots.
Absolutely agree. I don't like this vault either. In fact, when I saw it, I immediately thought that it looked Chinese. Those fat, golden lions look like Chinese lions in a Chinese Fastfood Restaurant! Does anyone have any pictures of the "dark medieval looking vaults?"
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:09 PM
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Absolutely agree. I don't like this vault either. In fact, when I saw it, I immediately thought that it looked Chinese. Those fat, golden lions look like Chinese lions in a Chinese Fastfood Restaurant! Does anyone have any pictures of the "dark medieval looking vaults?"
The mausoleum of the House Orange-Nassau in Delft is not accessible. In the 19th C two gentlemem were allowed to inspect the mausoleum and drawings were published: https://kunst-en-cultuur.infonu.nl/a...2982834458.jpg That looks mediaeval and darksome.

Even in the 20th and 21st C no pictures have been published of the interior of this mausoleum. The only thing the public sees is a deckstone covering the stairs:
https://www.absofacts2.com/gif/fnl/z...t/dsc_7501.jpg

For royal funerals the deckstone is removed:
https://www.vorsten.nl/app/uploads/2...4-667x1024.jpg
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A message from King Simeon about his absence of the Funeral of the late Grand Duke Jean on 4 May

A message from H.M.King Simeon II’ Secretariat « H.M. King Simeon II
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:17 PM
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When Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg died, his banner as a Stranger Knight of the Garter was removed and is now being prepared by College of St George, Windsor Castle, for ‘laying up’ on the Altar, as shown in this picture published in The Dragon

Via Alastair Bruce Twitter

https://twitter.com/AlastairBruce_/s...505912837?s=20

It will be blessed by the Dean of the the chapel and presented to the family.
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I'm happy to be proved wrong, but it appears that HM Queen Elizabeth II talks about Jean's death here with the PM of Luxembourg at the recent D-Day events in London. (IF you turn the sound right up you can just about make out some of their conversation)

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I'm happy to be proved wrong, but it appears that HM Queen Elizabeth II talks about Jean's death here with the PM of Luxembourg at the recent D-Day events in London. (IF you turn the sound right up you can just about make out some of their conversation)

The Queen asking - "Do they open anything?" when receiving the keys to the city
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“On Monday, the Memorial Evensong for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Jean was a Knight of the Order of the Garter (1972-2019). His banner which hung in the chapel was blessed by the dean & presented to his son, Grand Duke Henri.”

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The Queen asking - "Do they open anything?" when receiving the keys to the city
I heard HM say " great friend of ours" to PM Xavier Bettel when the PM thanked her for something, perhaps her condolences on the passing of HRH GD Jean..

I would have loved to hear the Memorial Evensong Service for GD Jean at St. George's Chapel. I am sure it was beautiful.
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“On Monday, the Memorial Eversong for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Jean was a Knight of the Order of the Garter (1972-2019). His banner which hung in the chapel was blessed by the dean & presented to his son, Grand Duke Henri.”

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Nice to hear that there was a memorial service for GD Jean at Windsor. It seems like, as well as being a Knight of the Garter, he was rather close to HM.
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Nice to hear that there was a memorial service for GD Jean at Windsor. It seems like, as well as being a Knight of the Garter, he was rather close to HM.
He and Philip were of the same age; not many of that generation are left...
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The Grand Duke was a close friend of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. He spent the war years in the UK, was an Officer of the Irish Guards, later Colonel of the Regiment of the Irish Guards, rode behind the Queen during Trooping for many years and took part in the parade years after.

That generation is almost gone, yes. Genealogically speaking besides Prince Philip I can only think of his first cousins Prince Michael of Greece (80) and Lady Pamela Hicks (90) though they of course are younger than him and Grand Duke Jean's sister Countess Marie Gabrielle of Ledreborg (94). Others that are close to Philip and Jean in age are Astrid of Norway (87), Queen Elizabeth (93), Princess Alix Napoléon (93) and the two sisters Archduchess Margherita of Habsburg-Este (89) and Princess Maria-Christina of Bourbons-Deux-Siciles (86).
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