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royal_sophietje 01-15-2005 06:23 AM

Funeral of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte; January 15, 2005
 
Pictures of the funeral of the late Grand-duchess Josephine-Charlotte.

rere 01-15-2005 08:13 AM

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1. Pall bearers carry the coffin of Luxembourg's Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte from the Royal Palace towards the cathedral in Luxembourg, Saturday Jan.15, 2005. Josephine-Charlotte died of lung cancer Monday, Jan 10 aged 77. She was married to Grand Duke Jean, who ruled the nation of 450,000 people from 1964 until he abdicated in favor of his son Henri, the current monarch in 2000. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe

2. The funeral cortege for Luxembourg's Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte threads its way from the Royal Palace towards the cathedral in Luxembourg, Saturday Jan.15, 2005.

Hannelore 01-15-2005 08:20 AM

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I just watched the funeral on tv, it was very very emotional. Everyone looked devastated. Especially grand duke Jean (of course), so sad to seem him walking alone behind the coffin of his wife. Prince Guillaume (son of Jean and JC) was crying, so were Marie-Astrid and her daughter Marie Christine. King Albert and queen Paola were also very affected. Just like their daughter (and JC's godchild) Astrid of Belgium. I saw prince Filip passing a handkerchief to his wife, princess Mathilde.

Queen Silvia and king Carl Gustav of sweden, behind them: queen Sofia of Spain

drimal 01-15-2005 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Hannelore
I just watched the funeral on tv, it was very very emotional. Everyone looked devastated. Especially grand duke Jean (of course), so sad to seem him walking alone behind the coffin of his wife. Prince Guillaume (son of Jean and JC) was crying, so were Marie-Astrid and her daughter Marie Christine. King Albert and queen Paola were also very affected. Just like their daughter (and JC's godchild) Astrid of Belgium. I saw prince Filip passing a handkerchief to his wife, princess Mathilde.

It was very emotional indeed! Especially the "Ave Maria" and as they showed a picture of Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte in the background!:( :(



Here are the first pictures of the funeral procession:

1. Beside the coffin and the ten officers you see the president of parliament, Lucien Weiler and Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and behind the Minister of Exterior, Jean Asselborn
2. another picture
3. from left to right, Queen Fabiola and King Albert II of Belgium, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Grand Duke Jean and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg
4. several royal members in the funeral procession
5. all the grandchildren of J-C, the children of Henri (Felix, Louis, Sebastien and Alexandra; Guillaume was accompanying his parents in the procession), Margaretha (Maria Anunciata, Marie Astrid and Joseph-Emanuel), Jean (Marie Gabrielle, Constantin, Wenceslas, Carl) and Marie Astrid (Marie-Christine, Imre, Christophe, Alexander and Gabriella)
6. first row; Queen Paola and King Albert II of Belgium, GD Henri, GD Maria Teresa and Herd. GD Guillaume; second row Archduchess Marie Astrid and Archduke Carl Christian of Austria, Prince Jean; third row Princess Margaretha and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein, Sibilla and Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg
7. the government members on the left side of the coffin
8. first row; Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustav of Sweden, Queen Margaretha of Denmark; second row, Queen Sofia of Spain, son of Emperor Akihito of Japan and his wife and I see Prince Albert of Monaco behind
9. same persons as in pic 8. but you can see the Queen of the Netherlands behind Carl Gustav of Sweden and the person in white is the Prince of Morroco
10. beside the Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco is Prince Albert of Monaco and before the son of Emperor Akihito and his wife (the Emperor Akihito and Empress Michito of Japan were very good friends of Josephine-Charlotte and Jean!)

Hannelore 01-15-2005 08:28 AM

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1. grandduke Henri, behind him his sister Marie-Astrid and her husban archduke Carl Christian von Habsburg.

2. Henri, Maria Teresa and Guillaume of Luxemburg

Jean, Henri and Maria Teresa. Behind: prince Jean, princess Margaretha, her husband prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein and a bit further princess Sibilla

a devastated grandduke Jean

Maria Teresa comforting Guillaume. Next: Albert and Paola of the Belgians. Behind: Filip and Mathilde of belgium

Amilia 01-15-2005 08:57 AM

It was a serene buth beautiful funeral .

De flowers were verry nice


xxx

Hannelore 01-15-2005 08:57 AM

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People in the streets watching the funeral on a big screen

after the funeral, the cortège on the way back to the palace.

King Albert looks heartbroken after his sister's funeral.

Sancia 01-15-2005 09:10 AM

Thanks for the pics!

I understand very well that King Albert's devastated: he's now the only child surviving of king Leopold and Queen Astrid.

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:10 AM

guests:

Belgium:
King Albert II of the Belgians
Queen Paola of the Belgians
Duke of Brabant
Duchess of Brabant
Prince Lorenz of Belgium
Princess Astrid of Belgium
Prince Laurent of Belgium
Princess Claire of Belgium
Queen Fabiola of the Belgians


Bulgaria:
Prince Kyril of Bulgaria
Princess Rosario of Bulgaria

Denmark:
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Great Britain:
The Duke of York

Greece:
King Constantine of Greece
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece

Iran:
Empress Farah Diba

Japan:
Prince Akishino
Princess Akishino

Jordan:
Prince El Hassan of Jordan
Princess Sarvath of Jordan

Liechtenstein:
Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Monaco:
Hereditary Prince Albert of Monaco

Morocco:
Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco

The Netherlands:
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

Norway:
Queen Sonja of Norway

Spain:
Queen Sofia of Spain

Sweden:
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Queen Silvia of Sweden Countess Margherita Arco-Zinneberg
Duchess d'Arenberg
Prince Léopold d'Arenberg
Prince Henri d'Arenberg
Princess Dainé d'Arenberg
Prince Charles-Louis d'Arenberg
Princess Charles-Louis d'Arenberg
Prince Franz-Josef von Auersperg-Trautson
Archduchess Constanza of Austria -Auersperg-Trautson
Archduke Charles-Louis (Karl Ludwig) of Austria
Archduchess Yolande of Austria
Archduke Rudolph of Austria
Archduchess Anna-Gabrielle of Austria
Archduke Rudolph of Austria
Archduchess Marie-Hélène of Austria
Archduke Christian of Austria
Archduchess Christian of Austria (I suppose Marie-Astrid and husband are meant)
Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria
Archduke Imre of Austria
Archduke Christophe of Austria
Archduchess Gabriella of Austria
Archduke Alexander of Austria
Archduke Peter of Austria
Archduchess Alexandra of Austria
Archduke Istvan of Austria
Archduchess Paola of Austria
Archduke Simeon of Austria
Archduchess Maria of Austria
Archduke Gerhard of Austria
Archduke Martin of Austria
Archduchess Martin of Austria
Count Andrea Czarnocki Lucheschi
Archduchess Isabelle of Austria
Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (Galitzine)
Comtesse Catharina Massimilliano-Secco di Aragona (don't ask about the title)
Archduchess Gabriela of Austria
Margrave of Baden
Margravinne of Baden
Prince Ludwig of Baden
Princess Marianna of Baden
Duke of Bar
Duchess of Bar (meant are Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina of Austria)
Duke in Bavaria
Duchess in Bavaria
Duke of Bavaria
Princess Alexander of Belgium
Princess Kristine Bernadotte
Mrs Madeleine Kogevinas-Bernadotte
Prince Carlos de Bourbon de Parme
Princess Maria Teresa de Bourbon de Parme
Prince Charles de Bourbon-Parme
Princess Constance deBourbon-Parme
Prince Charles de Bourbon des Deux Siciles, Duc de Calabre, représ. (le père Pr. Ferdinand de Bourbon des Deux Siciles, chef maison royale)
Duke of Bragança
Duchess of Bragança
Madame Celie Cifuentes (aunt of Maria Teresa)
The Hereditary Princess of Croÿ
Princess Xenia of Croÿ
Prince Marc of Croÿ
Prince Carl-Philipp of Croÿ
Baron François-Xavier Sambucy de Sorgue
Princess Chantal de France
Dr Fruchaud
Mrs Fruchaud
Princess Irene of Greece
Count Felix Henckel von Donnersmarck
Princess Elisabeth Duchess of Hohenberg
Duke Georg of Hohenberg
Princess Anita of Hohenberg
Miss Alix d'Harambure
Countess Marie-Gabrielle of Holstein-Ledreborg
Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein
Princess Maria-Annunciata of Liechtenstein
Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein
Prince Joseph of Liechtenstein
Prince Antoine de Ligne
Princess Alix de Ligne
Prince Michel de Ligne
Princess Eleonore de Ligne
Princess Sophie de Ligne
Princess Yolande de Ligne
Prince Wauthier de Ligne
Princess Régine de Ligne
Prince Lamoral de Ligne
Princess Jacqueline de Ligne
Prince Edouard Lobkowicz
Princess Edouard Lobkowicz
Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Prince Félix of Luxembourg
Prince Louis of Luxembourg
Princesse Alexandra of Luxembourg
Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg
Prince Jean of Luxemburg
Prince Guillaume of Luxemburg
Princess Sibilla of Luxemburg
Prince Robert of Luxemburg
Count Bernard de Monseignat
Countess Bernard de Monseignat
Princess Napoléon (Tante Alix)
Princess Laure Napoléon
Prince Jérôme Napoléon
Princess Marie-Gabrielle de Nassau
Prince Constantin de Nassau
Prince Wenceslas de Nassau
Prince Carl-Johann de Nassau
Prince zu Oettingen-Spielberg
Princess zu Oettingen-Spielberg
Princesse (Maria Tereza) d'Orléans de Bragança
Mr Jan Hessel de Jong
Count of Paris
Countess of Paris
Duke of Parme
Mr de Potesta
Mrs de Potesta
Miss Eléonore de Potesta
Princess Margarita of Romania
Prince Radu of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Lord Romsey
Lady Romsey
Grand Duke Georgi of Russia
Fürst Alexander zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Fürstin Gabriella zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Duke of Urach (representing his mother Iniga Fürstin von Urach Gräfin von Württemberg)
Count Urach (brother of Wilhem-Albert)
Princess of Waldburg-Zeil
Hereditary Countess of Waldburg-Zeil
Prince de Wrede
Duchess Sophie von Württemberg
Duke Ferdinand von Württemberg
Duke Michael von Württemberg
Princess Barbara of Yugoslavia
Prince Michel of Yugoslavia
Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoie
Princess Marina of Savoie
Prince Michel de Bourbon de Parme
Princess Maria-Pia de Bourbon-Savoie
Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Savoie
Miss Cosima Weiller

bct88 01-15-2005 09:11 AM

Is there a place on the internet where I can watch the funeral?

drimal 01-15-2005 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Danielane
Thanks for the pics!

I understand very well that King Albert's devastated: he's now the only child surviving of king Leopold and Queen Astrid.

Yes, and he had a very close relationship to his sister Josephine-Charlotte because after the death of their mother Astrid of Sweden in 1935, he was only 1, Baudouin (who died in 1993 was only 5) and Josephine-Charlotte only 7. Josephine-Charlotte felt a little bit like a mother for them.

thanks for the guest list, Hannelore!:)

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:17 AM

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1. prince Alois of Liechtenstein and queen Sonja of Norway. Behind: king Constantine of Greece, princess Sorvath and prince Hassan of Jordan.

2. grandduke Henri of Luxemburg

ally_cooper 01-15-2005 09:23 AM

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More pics of the guests

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:26 AM

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3. prince Moulay Rashid of Morroco
6. princess Mathilde of Belgium, duchess of Brabant

Chatleen 01-15-2005 09:32 AM

Hannelore, did you just remove a close-up photo of Queen Margrethe?

I couldn't enlarge the thumbnail, and than when I refreshed the page, the thumbnail were suddenly gone?

rere 01-15-2005 09:33 AM

It was a beautiful funeral. I thought I had missed it, because the guards were carrying her coffin when I turned on my computer. I noticed how tight Henri was holding M-T's hand. Perhaps, M-T and and J-C were able to grow close after they cleared the air. Jean had tears in his eyes. I don't expect that since most royals don't show emotions in public.

The funeral reminded me of my mother who died in 2001. It's hard to watch one's parents grow old.

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:35 AM

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2. queen Fabiola of the Belgians

1. queen Silvia and king Carl Gustav of Sweden

3.Grandduke Henri and prince Guillaume of Luxemburg

4.queen Sofia of Spain and queen beatrix of Holland

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Chatleen
Hannelore, did you just remove a close-up photo of Queen Margrethe?

I couldn't enlarge the thumbnail, and than when I refreshed the page, the thumbnail were suddenly gone?

Here it is

Chatleen 01-15-2005 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Hannelore
guests:

Denmark:
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Princess Benedikte of Denmark also represented Denmark.

The Danish Royal Court also announced, that Countess Ruth of Rosenborg would attend the funeral. The countess' late husband were a first cousin of J-C.



And thanks for the pic of Margrethe :)

Hannelore 01-15-2005 09:50 AM

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6. prince Jean reading.


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