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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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Grand Duke Jean - a look at his reign

As Luxembourg has had to say goodbye to beloved Grand Duke Jean, who died today at the age of 98, we are taking a look back at his 36-year reign on the Luxembourg throne from 1964 to 2000. In 1964, Grand Duchess Charlotte made the decision to abdicate in favour of her eldest…
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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg dies at the age of 98

Grand Duke Jean has died at the age of 98 with his family at his bedside. He had recently been admitted to hospital suffering from a pulmonary infection. Grand Duke Henri announced the death of his father in a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my beloved father, His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean, who has passed away in peace, surrounded by the…
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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 sisters (Princesses Elisabeth, Marie-Adélaïde, Marie Gabrielle and Alix) and one younger brother (Prince Charles). Of his…
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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…
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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg's health significantly worsens

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Grand Duke Jean’s condition has significantly worsened since he was hospitalised a couple of weeks ago. The 98-year-old’s family are gathered at his bedside. In a statement, a Grand Ducal Court spokesperson said: “The state of health of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean has significantly deteriorated. “The whole Grand…
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