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Mbruno 04-23-2019 05:32 AM

A great and noble Prince who served his country well. May he rest in peace.

Blog Real 04-23-2019 06:02 AM

What sad news. He died one of the most important people of European royalty.

Stefan 04-23-2019 06:05 AM

Lots of Videos about the life of Grand Duke Jean and his life here:

maria-olivia 04-23-2019 06:10 AM

Luxembourg lost his beloved Drand Duke who lived nearly a Century.
He still attend Events shortly before his death as the Funerals of his sister Alix de Ligne.
With his Mother the Grabd Duchess Charlotte , they were luxembourg greatest Monarchs.
May He rest in peace , he will never be forgotten in his Country.

RoyalHighness 2002 04-23-2019 06:37 AM

Rest in peace Your Royal Highness, you will be greatly missed.

An Ard Ri 04-23-2019 06:41 AM

A nice collection of photos of the late Grand Duc (1921-2019)

Alisa 04-23-2019 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by stellad (Post 2213842)
Very sad news indeed. My mother-in-law went into hospital for the same complaint 3 weeks ago and passed away last week. Same age as the Grand Duke. condolences to you.

stellad 04-23-2019 07:11 AM

Thank you Alisa.

rominet09 04-23-2019 07:14 AM

Not really unexpected, may he rest in peace.

Hans-Rickard 04-23-2019 07:19 AM

Rest In Peace Your Royal Highness and thank your for a long and well lived live of service and duty.

Tatiana Maria 04-23-2019 07:40 AM

Condolences to the people of Luxembourg on the passing of their former Grand Duke.


Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 2213869)
The State funeral will take place on Saturday 04. May at the Cathedral of Luxembourg.

When was the last State Funeral in Luxembourg?

Have any online obituaries been published? I hope to read more about his life and reign; he seems to have lived through tremendous transitions in Luxembourg.

Stefan 04-23-2019 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by Tatiana Maria (Post 2213921)

When was the last State Funeral in Luxembourg?

Don't know if the funeral of Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte was an official State Funeral. If not it would be the one of Grand Duchess Charlotte in 1985.

maria-olivia 04-23-2019 08:48 AM

Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte had a State Funeral as Consort.

Grand Duke Jean was already in the Cathedral. On the first row King Albert II , Queens Paola and Queen Fabiola and on the second row her Children.

Blog Real 04-23-2019 08:58 AM

The state funeral will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 11am at the Cathédral Notre-Dame.
Luxembourg will observe a national period of morning until May 4 at 6pm. All flags have been lowered to half-mast.

The government met today at 10am to observe a minute of silence and discuss the plans for the coming days.

At 12pm, Grand Duke Henri and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel met at Château de Berg.
At 12.15pm, the bells of all the Catholic churches in Luxembourg rang for 15 minutes in honour of Grand Duke Jean.

Today's parliamentary session in Luxembourg as well as several press conferences by the government and other organisations in the Grand Duchy have been postponed.

Later today (Tuesday) will see the removal of Grand Duke Jean's banner as a Knight of the Garter in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The same will happen for the Order of the Seraphim in Stockholm after the funeral.

On Saturday, April 27, at 5pm the Archbishop of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Hollerich will celebrate a special mass in honour of Grand Duke Jean. All Catholic parishes in the Grand Duchy are asked to keep the former Grand Duke in their prayers this weekend.

Source: Luxarazzi

kathia_sophia 04-23-2019 09:07 AM

May he rest in peace. He was a very remarkable man.

Moonmaiden23 04-23-2019 09:12 AM

Did he pass away at his residence, or was he in hospital?

Barbara21 04-23-2019 09:21 AM

Sad, but not unexpected news.
He was a very remarkable man, one of my favorite royals. He is one of the reasons, why i follow Grand Ducal Family.

Countessmeout 04-23-2019 09:23 AM

RIP to a great man. He served his country for decades with honor and strength. His presence will be missed by so many. Inspiration to all.

It was expected but still such sad news to wake up to before work. Glad he was surrounded by his loved ones. Sad year for the family, losing both him and Alix. One sibling left in the family. Reunited with his wife finally, and all those who have gone before him.

dbarn67 04-23-2019 09:30 AM

RIP and condolences to the Luxembourg Grand Ducal family.

Moonmaiden23 04-23-2019 09:31 AM

I read on Twitter that as a member of the Order of The Garter, his banner will be removed from St. George's Chapel today?

I hadn't realized that was the customary thing to when a member of the Order dies.

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