Thursday, April 25, 2019

Grand Duke Jean to Lie in State, Public Invited to Attend Funeral

Further details about the funeral arrangements of Grand Duke Jean have been announced by the cour grand-ducale. (For all previous details for the coming days, please see here.)

The coffin of Grand Duke Jean will be transferred from Château de Berg to the Palais Grand-Ducal on Sunday, April 28. The coffin of the former head of state is expected to leave Colmar-Berg at 2.30pm and arrive at the palais at 3pm. The motorcade will pass by the Boulevard Royal and the Rue Notre-Dame before arriving at the Rue du Marché aux Herbes

The mortal remains of Grand Duke Jean will lie in state at the palais grand-ducal between Monday and Friday of next week. The public wishing to pay their last respects to His Royal Highness are invited to do so on following days and times: Monday between 2pm and 7pm; Tuesday between 10am and 12pm as well as 2pm and 7pm; Wednesday between 10am and 7pm; Thursday between 10am and 12pm as well as 2pm and 7pm; and Friday between 10am to 12pm as well as 2pm and 4pm. Condolences books are available to be signed at the palais grand-ducal, Château de Berg and Château de Fischbach.

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess also invite members of the public to take part in the funeral mass for Grand Duke Jean on Saturday, May 4. As limited seats are available, members of the public wishing to attend the funeral will need to register with the cour starting on Monday at 9am on their website or via telephone. 

The cour grand-ducale also announced that they will hold a six week long mourning period following the death of Grand Duke Jean.

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