Luxembourg

Grand Duke Jean’s body arrives at Grand Ducal Palace to lie in state



The body of Grand Duke Jean has arrived at the Grand Ducal Palace to lie in state.

His remains were transferred from Château de Berg, and the Grand Ducal Family followed behind the hearse during the journey which saw many Luxembourgers line the streets to bid a final farewell to their beloved former ruler.

Upon the arrival at the Grand Ducal Palace, the family was first to view Grand Duke Jean’s body, in an open casket, lying in state in the palace’s chapel. The public will be able to pay their respects to His Late Royal Highness beginning tomorrow.

The hearse carrying the Grand Duke arrives at the Grand Ducal Palace on Sunday. Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Guy Wolff

Grand Duke Jean’s body will lie in state from 29 April through the 3 May at the Grand Ducal Palace for the people to pay their respects. A condolence book will also be available to sign there and at Château de Berg and Château de Fischbach.

Below are the visiting hours:

  • Monday, 29 April from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Tuesday, 30 April from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Wednesday, 1 May from 10.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Thursday, 2 May from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00 hours
  • Friday, 3 May from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00 hours

The Grand Ducal Family view the body of Grand Duke Jean lying in state in the palace chapel on Sunday. Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Guy Wolff

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa have invited the public to join the funeral and celebration of Grand Duke Jean’s life at Notre-Dame Cathedral. As seating is limited, the seats will be first come first serve. Those wishing to attend will have to register on either the website www.monarchie.lu or by phone +352 474 874 – 810.

Only two people per reservation will be allowed.

The Grand Ducal Court is in mourning for six weeks.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.