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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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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…
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Grand Duke Jean's Knight of the Garter banner to be removed today

As the Grand Ducal Court released a statement a little after 6.00 am local time from Grand Duke Henri, announcing the death of his beloved father, Grand Duke Jean on 23 April 2019. Grand Duke Jean was 98. In the statement, Henri said, “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…
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An update on Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg's health

Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg is feeling better, the Grand Ducal Court has announced. The 98-year old was hospitalised earlier this week due to a pulmonary infection. Grand Duke Jean will remain in the hospital for observation. “The evolution of the health of Grand Duke Jean is favourable,” the Grand Ducal Court announced in an official statement. His Royal Highness was hospitalised on…
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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…
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Europe’s lucky number sevens: baby Sussex’s counterparts in the line of succession

When Baby Sussex is born in a few weeks time, he or she will be seventh in line to the British throne. They are not the only royals to hold the lucky number seven position in a line of succession. Let’s take a look at Baby Sussex’s counterparts in their lines of succession. Belgium: Archduchess Anna Astrid, 2 – Anna Astrid is the only child of Prince Amedeo and Princess…
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