More details released for Grand Duke Jean’s funeral, Grand Ducal Court in mourning for six weeks

More details have been released for the state funeral for Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg by the Grand Ducal Court, which will take place on 4 May.

The Marshal of the Court announced yesterday that the Grand Ducal Court would be in mourning for six weeks.

© Grand-Ducal Court / Vic Fischbach

It was also revealed that the Grand Duke’s body would be transported from Luxembourg’s Berg Castle to Grand Ducal Palace on Sunday, 28 April at 14.30. His remains are due to arrive at the Grand Ducal Palace around 15.00.

The route will run from Boulevard Royal and the Rue Notre-Dame to end with the Rue du Marché aux Herbes, in front of the Grand Ducal Palace.

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

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 or by phone +352 474 874 – 810.

Only two people per reservation will be allowed.

Registration for the funeral will begin at 9.00 am on Monday, 29 April. 

The Grand Ducal Court also advised, “Those wishing to participate in the Mass will have to present themselves for a security check with identification between 8.30 am and 9.00 am at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville in Luxembourg. The pass will be given to you at the theatre. Transportation to the Cathedral and return to Glacis will be provided by shuttles.”

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