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A royal family's farewell: poignant memories of Grand Duke Jean

Luxembourg is preparing to say a final farewell to Grand Duke Jean. His funeral takes place on May 4th with thousands of his fellow citizens expected to line the streets around the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Luxembourg City to show their respects. National mourning continues for the man who ruled the European nation for 36 years and who is held in much affection by many. Since Jean’s death…
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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. Le cortège funèbre transportant la dépouille de S.A.R. le Grand-Duc Jean est arrivé…
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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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The Belgian Royal Family privately bids farewell to Grand Duke Jean

King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Princess Astrid have driven to Luxembourg to bid farewell to Grand Duke Jean this afternoon. The Belgian Royal Family is closely related to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. Only hours after the announcement of the death of Grand Duke Jean, the Belgian Royal Family has paid a private visit to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg to express their…
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