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Grand Duke Jean’s body arrives at Grand Ducal Palace to lie in state

The body of Grand Duke Jean has arrived at the Grand Ducal Palace to lie in state.

His remains were transferred from Château de Berg, and the Grand Ducal Family followed behind the hearse during the journey which saw many Luxembourgers line the streets to bid a final farewell to their beloved former ruler.

Upon the arrival at the Grand Ducal Palace, the family was first to view Grand Duke Jean’s body, in an open casket, lying in state in the palace’s chapel. The public will be able to pay their respects to His Late Royal Highness beginning tomorrow.

The hearse carrying the Grand Duke arrives at the Grand Ducal Palace on Sunday. Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Guy Wolff

Grand Duke Jean’s body will lie in state from 29 April through the 3 May at the Grand Ducal Palace for the people to pay their respects. A condolence book will also be available to sign there and at Château de Berg and Château de Fischbach.

Below are the visiting hours:

  • Monday, 29 April from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Tuesday, 30 April from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Wednesday, 1 May from 10.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Thursday, 2 May from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Friday, 3 May from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00 hours

The Grand Ducal Family view the body of Grand Duke Jean lying in state in the palace chapel on Sunday. Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Guy Wolff

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa have invited the public to join the funeral and celebration of Grand Duke Jean’s life at Notre-Dame Cathedral. As seating is limited, the seats will be first come first serve. Those wishing to attend will have to register on either the website www.monarchie.lu or by phone +352 474 874 – 810.

Only two people per reservation will be allowed.

The Grand Ducal Court is in mourning for six weeks.

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