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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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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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European RoyalsLuxembourg

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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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 eldest…
Luxembourg

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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