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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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Luxembourg

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…
European RoyalsLuxembourg

Who was Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg - the wife of Grand Duke Jean?

Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium was born in the Royal Palace in Brussels on 11 October 1927 as the daughter of King Leopold III of the Belgians and his first wife, Astrid of Sweden. Her godmother was her future mother-in-law, Charlotte, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Her godfather was her uncle, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders. Embed from Getty Images She spent her childhood at Stuyvenberg…
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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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