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Queen Elizabeth II sends a heartfelt message to Luxembourg's royals following the death of Grand Duke Jean

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a heartfelt message of condolence to the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg following the death of the country’s former monarch, Grand Duke Jean. Her Majesty’s message was addressed to Grand Duke Henri and spoke of the fond memories she has of Jean who died earlier this week at the age of 98. The Queen said in full: “I was tremendously saddened to learn…
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King Carl XVI Gustaf on Grand Duke Jean: "I will remember a nice and friendly man"

As royals have issued statements and sent condolences to the Grand Ducal Family after the death of Grand Duke Jean yesterday, King Carl XVI Gustaf spoke to Swedish magazine, Svenskdam about the late Grand Duke. “Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was highly respected by me and my family. He was a faithful and devoted scout, and it was a pleasure to share this interest with him. I will remember a…
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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 son, Hereditary Grand Duke Jean. However, since 28 April 1961, Jean had been serving as the Lieutenant-Representative of…
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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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