European RoyalsLuxembourg

Quis Separabit...the Irish Guards' moving tribute to Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

He joined the regiment in the darkest days of World War Two and, as one of its officers, fought in some of that conflict’s most decisive battles. Now the Irish Guards have paid their own tribute to Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg following his death on April 23rd 2019. In a simple statement, they remembered one of their own, ending with the motto of the regiment. Quis Separabit – who…
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European RoyalsLuxembourg

Official mourning underway in Luxembourg following death of Grand Duke Jean

A period of national mourning is now underway in Luxembourg as people across the country remember Grand Duke Jean who has died at the age of 98. The former Head of State passed away in the early hours of April 23rd 2019. The mourning period will last until 6pm on Saturday May 4th 2019, the day of his funeral. Grand Duke Jean, who was 98, died in hospital following a pulmonary infection. He had…
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European RoyalsLuxembourg

Prayers for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

Church bells across Luxembourg will peel in honour of Grand Duke Jean who has died at the age of 98. All Catholic churches in the country will ring their bells at 12.15pm to remember the former Head of State who passed away surrounded by his family in the early hours of this morning. The peels will last for fifteen minutes and come as the country starts to mourn the man who led it for 36 years.
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British RoyalsThe Duke of Edinburgh

A new royal record for Prince Philip

The Duke of Edinburgh has become a royal record breaker. Again. He is now the longest lived descendant of Queen Victoria. Prince Philip, born on June 10th 1921 in Corfu, overtook Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone who was one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters. She lived to the ripe old age of 97 years and 313 days and saw six monarchs, including her granny, on the throne.  As the clock chimed…
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