Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Funeral of Grand Duke Jean To Take Place On May 4, 2019

The state funeral for Grand Duke Jean will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 11am at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has announced. The details of the funeral as well as the coming days will be arranged by the Conseil d'État and made public in due course. Grand Duke Jean passed away at 12.25am this morning at the age of 98.

During a short public speech this morning, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel called Grand Duke Jean "a symbol of the nation", "a hero" and "a role model for us all". As condolences pour in from all sides, flags in the Grand Duchy have been lowered to half-mast. We will continue to try to bring you all the latest news during the course of this day.

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