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leidi 05-04-2019 06:43 AM

Albert and Paola sitting with the rest of the Luxembourg family, shows how close they were to GD Jean.

Biri 05-04-2019 06:44 AM

Another beautiful song now!
What title it is?

Duc_et_Pair 05-04-2019 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2217463)
Albert and Paola sitting with the rest of the Luxembourg family, shows how close they were to GD Jean.

Logical. Albert's own sister was Jean's wife.

Biri 05-04-2019 06:54 AM

Another beautiful song.

leidi 05-04-2019 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2217468)
Logical. Albert's own sister was Jean's wife.

Yes, but from all the Belgian RF, the only ones were them.
I remember when Fabiola died, all the Luxembourg family were grouped together with the Belgian relatives.
That's why I find it a bit strange that P&M and the rest of the Belgian RF aren't seated with them.

Duc_et_Pair 05-04-2019 06:56 AM

Great to see the Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Lady Elizabeth Shakerley née Anson.

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2217471)
Yes, but from all the Belgian RF, the only ones were them.
I remember when Fabiola died, all the Luxembourg family were grouped together with the Belgian relatives.
That's why I find it a bit strange that P&M and the rest of the Belgian RF aren't seated with them.

Maybe because Luxembourg family is immense. Some 40+ people. Choices had to be made regarding the seating arrangements, I think.

Marchesina 05-04-2019 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2217471)
Yes, but from all the Belgian RF, the only ones were them.
I remember when Fabiola died, all the Luxembourg family were grouped together with the Belgian relatives.
That's why I find it a bit strange that P&M and the rest of the Belgian RF aren't seated with them.


I think it is only because the Luxembourg extended family is so big the organizers preferred to put the rest of the family with other authorities. Plus this is a State a funeral, Philippe and Mathilde were in in the first row with other monarchs and the other princes/princess were seated among the other authorities.

Biri 05-04-2019 07:00 AM

Irish Guards again playing, as Luxembourgish soldiers carrying the coffin out.

Marchesina 05-04-2019 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2217476)
Irish Guards again playing, as Luxembourgish soldiers carrying the coffin.

Did the Grand Duke serve among them? Why did they play (movingly btw)?

Mbruno 05-04-2019 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2217471)
Yes, but from all the Belgian RF, the only ones were them.
I remember when Fabiola died, all the Luxembourg family were grouped together with the Belgian relatives.
That's why I find it a bit strange that P&M and the rest of the Belgian RF aren't seated with them.


King Philippe was seated with the other reigning monarchs.

Biri 05-04-2019 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Marchesina (Post 2217477)
Did the Grand Duke serve among them?

Yes, during the WWII.

An Ard Ri 05-04-2019 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Marchesina (Post 2217477)
Did the Grand Duke serve among them? Why did they play (movingly btw)?

Yes during WWII he served with the Irish Guards.

The late Grand Duc with the Queen and Queen Mother on St Patrick's Day 1995

https://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/ne...embourg-120538

Mbruno 05-04-2019 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Marchesina (Post 2217477)
Did the Grand Duke serve among them? Why did they play (movingly btw)?


He was a Colonel of the Irish Guards, I think.

leidi 05-04-2019 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Marchesina (Post 2217475)
I think it is only because the Luxembourg extended family is so big the organizers preferred to put the rest of the family with other authorities. Plus this is a State a funeral, Philippe and Mathilde were in in the first row with other monarchs and the other princes/princess were seated among the other authorities.

And the cathedral seems to be much smaller than Brussels', where they could put the families in opposite rows (vertical to the altar), I remember most of the Luxembourg went there, including people like Imre and his wife.

Biri 05-04-2019 07:14 AM

Who is this man supporting King Juan Carlos?

Marchesina 05-04-2019 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by leidi (Post 2217483)
And the cathedral seems to be much smaller than Brussels', where they could put the families in opposite rows (vertical to the altar), I remember most of the Luxembourg went there, including people like Imre and his wife.

There you go.

Duc_et_Pair 05-04-2019 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2217484)
Who is this man supporting King Juan Carlos?

I think an aide from the royal escorte.

Mbruno 05-04-2019 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 2217488)
I think an aide from the royal escorte.


I am surprised to see the bad shape of the Emeritus King's leg. I had not noticed it before in other occasions. It must be hard for him.

Biri 05-04-2019 07:19 AM

And another man in the Moroccan male dress except Moulay Rachid, who is he?

Duc_et_Pair 05-04-2019 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2217490)
And another man in the Moroccan male dress except Moulay Rachid, who is he?

All royals are accompagnied by an escorte. We could see one of the King's aides-de-camp and a hofdame escorting Princess Beatrix. We could see an aide-de-camp escorting the Prince of Monaco. We may assume the gentleman in traditional costume was an escort to Prince Moulay Hassan.


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