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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg: a life in pictures

Jean of Luxembourg, who ruled the tiny state for 36 years, died early this morning. He was 98. As his family say their final farewells to a much-loved member, Royal Central takes a look back at his extraordinary story. From heir to exile, soldier to hero, Grand Duke to patriarch, here are some of the moments that tell his life in pictures. Embed from Getty Images Jean was born on January 5th 1921…
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OBITUARY: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

On 5 January 1921, Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d’Aviano, or the then Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, was born in Berg Castle in central Luxembourg to Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and Prince Félix. He had four younger…
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Grand Duke Jean's funeral details are released

This morning Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg announced the passing of his father, Grand Duke Jean, aged 98. The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel has made a statement on the passing of “a hero” and has released the funeral details. Prime Minister Xavier Bettel organised a press conference in which he made a live statement on the death of Grand Duke Jean. The Prime Minister…
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Luxembourg's Prince Gabriel of Nassau to undertake first charity project

The elder son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, Prince Gabriel, is undertaking his first charity project on Thursday afternoon in London. The Prince will cook for 40 young people who have struggled in some way or another – whether that be losing a parent, homeless, addictions, etc. Some of those young people will come from the London based charity, Centrepoint, as well as…
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Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean hospitalised

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Grand Duke Jean, 98, has been hospitalised with a pulmonary infection. The Marshall of the Court made the announcement today, adding that His Royal Highness is under observation. No further details on the Grand Duke’s health were provided. He was last hospitalised in December 2016 with bronchitis. He spent two weeks in the hospital at…
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