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Who was Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg - the wife of Grand Duke Jean?

Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium was born in the Royal Palace in Brussels on 11 October 1927 as the daughter of King Leopold III of the Belgians and his first wife, Astrid of Sweden. Her godmother was her future mother-in-law, Charlotte, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Her godfather was her uncle, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders. Embed from Getty Images She spent her childhood at Stuyvenberg…
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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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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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Who was 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…