The State Funeral of Grand Duke Jean at the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Luxembourg

The State Funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg took place on May 4, 2019, Saturday at the Cathedral Notre-Dame of Luxembourg in Luxembourg City. He was buried in the Ducal Crypt at the Cathedral Notre-Dame. Representatives of royal houses of United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Monaco, Morocco, Lichtenstein, Spain, Jordan, Greece and Romania attended the State Funeral. The Grand Ducal Court will observe a period of mourning for six weeks.
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie, Princess Alexandra
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess Stephanie, Crown Princess Elisabeth, Queen Mathilde

52 comments:

  1. Wat een mooie prinses Elisabeth hebben wij en die jas staat haar perfect, ze is ineens helemaal volwassen.
    Mathilde mag zich eens een nieuw zwart jasje aanschaffen.

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    1. Ik zie geen probleem met de jas van Mathilde

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  2. I found it rather odd that the Grand Duchess did not wear any hat or head covering

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    1. Dat ze geen hoed draagt, komt omdat ze niet van adel is!
      (U weet het misschien nog: "Mijn schoonmoeder haat me".)

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    2. I agree it is odd. All ladies from the family, incl Claire, Felix's wife, wear a hat.

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    3. I watched the Euro News and you can see, IMO a black velvet ornament on the bottom of GD's hair; As a devout catholic, only some kind of technical disaster could have prevented her from not wearing a hair ornament/hat on such an occasion.

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  3. Royalty fan

    Yes, Anon 3:58, I so agree with you, she could have at least had something on her head, like the lady who walk side by side with prince Laurant. Is it called a "netting," or? Good to see Adelaide Draper-Fisch [spelling] [don't know her title], even if she is in far in the back ground

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    1. Léa Wolman, weduwe van prins Alexander van België. (halfbroer van koning Albert, koning Boudewijn en Groothertogin Joséphine-Charlotte)

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    2. I know the (in this case black) veil as "mantilla".

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    3. Royal fan, Adélaïde Drape-Frisch; The family all have titles of Archdukes and Archduchesses of Austria if they were born to the family. Since 1983 thanks to Belgium King Baudouin, The Belgium branch of Hapsburg family is titled HSH Prince/Princesse de Hapsbourg-Lorraine

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    4. Royalty fan

      Many thanks, DSC, and Liza for the information

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  4. Stephanie's behavior throughout the funeral was odd.
    She looked seriously pissed off at something/someone the entire time. She was frowning a lot.
    I know people grieve in different ways but it was strange. She didn't look sad, she looked mad.

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    1. I agree
      Stephanie looked angry
      And her skirt was too short and fluttering

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    2. I see sadness.

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    3. Agree. Angry face. Unflattering skirt.

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    4. Stephanie looked lovely today and, to me, her face was sad and distressed--distress and trying not to cry can look like anger. Also, anger is part of grief. She just lost her own Father and may be wondering when the sad times will end.
      Her hair was beautifully styled and her hat was perfect.

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    5. Pine, I totally agree with you. Stephanie looked lovely in the outfit, and she was not angry in the photos I viewed, rather sad, distressed, and still mourning the loss of her own father.

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    6. Yes, Stéphanie is saddened of course, but she looks very good.

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    7. I was fortunate enough to have the honor of attending this funeral, and I agree that Stephanie did look angry.
      I saw her up close and she really did look mad.
      Other people at the funeral noticed as well.

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    8. I can't believe all the criticisms of Stephanie. Her father just died. Of course she is very sad. Sorry she didn't have the expression some want her to and is being accused of being angry. This seems extremely disrespectful to post comments like this about someone who is grieving. Even though it may seem anonymous & okay to critique people online we must remember that they are real people with real feelings. Now on top of her grief she is going to hear accusations that she was angry. I think we all need to remember the old saying from childhood: If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all.

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    9. Ich mag das Internet, meistens. Ich mag auch diese Seite, es gibt nette Bilder von den Royals. I.d.R. gibt es auch durchdachte Kommentare. Jemandes Gesichtsausdruck bei einer Trauerfeier und kurz nach dem Verlust eines anderen geliebten Menschen als verrückt zu bezeichnen, ist reine Boshaftigkeit oder Dummheit. Beides Formen, die leider um sich greifen und von einem guten Webmaster gar nicht veröffentlicht werden sollten. Redefreiheit hin oder her.

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  5. I wonder if Tessy (Princess? Ex-Princess?) was there? Does anybody know?

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    1. Yes she was but she was no longer allowed to belong to the royal family, but has a place among the "normal" people.

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    2. I read (on the dutch site Blauw Bloed) that she was there, but i haven't been able to find any photos of that yet

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    3. Tessy was there. She posted pictures and a selfie (!) to her Instagram (now photos has been taken down).

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    4. Ladies, thank you for the information!

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  6. Yes she was there. On Instagram she told in her Story that she is Luxembourg at the moment for the funeral

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  7. Le Roi Albert et la Reine Paola ont beaucoup changé en peu de temps, ils sont très marqués par le décès de leur beau-frère.

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  8. It's interesting to see all royal men who wear uniforms use a yellow sash. I suppose it's an order of Luxemburg. Does anyone know about it?. I love protocol.

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    1. The Order of the Gold Lion. Luxemburg and the Netherlands do share this order.

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  9. It seems the whole Luxembourg RF was there complete and everyone who did belong to them.The last honors granted to GD Jean.I feel everyone there had their own memory of sadness, loss of a dear family member or a good friend.The dress fitting the occasion, by everyone. HRH GD Jean, may he RIP.

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  10. You all need to stop taking out the rulers. It's 2019 Stephanie's skirt is not short at all. Women have knees and thighs, grow up. They can wear what they like and what feels comfortable. Also she's grieving and you have no idea how she handles grief. Last time I checked people don't usually smile at funerals so leave her alone.

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  11. Does anyone know who the blonde lady in the second picture is? Just in front of the Heredetary Grand Duke? She must belong to the immediate family...

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    1. It's Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, the wife of Grand Duke Henri's youngest brother Prince Guillaume.

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    2. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, married to Prince Guillaume, youngest son of the late Gran Duke.

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    3. This is Princess Sibilla, wife of Grand Duke Jean’s youngest child Prince Guillaume.

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    4. Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg is the wife of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg

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    5. Thank you all for the information!

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  12. Sad occasion - you can see it in their faces. He was obviously a popular man that so many other royal families turned out for his farewell.

    I think the Grand Duchess looks fine, I think she probably knows what is required for her father-in-law's funeral.

    As for Stephanie- I saw sadness and grief not anger. Her face was serious. And I really cannot see anything wrong with what she is wearing - I though she was wearing a micro-mini from the comments.

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    1. Agree about Stephanie being sad and griefing.

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    2. Agree, I fail to see any anger. People are just looking for any gesture to stir the pot. The length of the dress is perfectly fine for the occasion, not my preferred one, but that is personal taste, nothing to do with appropriateness... SMH!

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  13. Stephanie looked fine to me. And Princess Elisabeth looked very well, it’s nice to see her making some more official appearances.

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  14. In such a times I never see the clothes people wear or expression on their faces but I can see and feel the sadness and grief in their hearts .

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  15. Does anyone know who the elderly lady walking next to Princess Anne is?

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    1. The Queen's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Anson

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  16. tessy is incredible, i said it in advance, she is going to make selfies in the chapelle ardente with the open coffin of our dear grand-duke, or she will make selfies during the funereal in the cathedral and post them immediately. no manners,no respect, no tact!

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    1. That is the way she behaves? I didn't know that!

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  17. I have just watched the funeral. The contribution of the 5 grandchildren was so moving and the singing of the national anthem. However, the Irish guards playing Highland Cathedral on the bagpipes in tribute to the Grand Duke and remembering his service in the war was incredibly emotional. The criticism of Stephanie seems incredibly harsh. I did not see her looking angry or mad and can't understand where that came from. It is hard enough not to cry in public anyway without avoiding doing so with the world's media looking on. Apart from the pipes, what really made me so sad was the obvious frailty of people Like King Albert and Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, King Juan Carlos. I also think of the health of Prince Philip, the only one left of the trio of Princes born in 1921, who contributed in one way or another to the defeat of the Nazis. Grand Duke Jean---a remarkable man. RIP

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  18. Come on give us a break! We do not know what goes on inside somebody's head. We have to stop analyzing pictures and expression even if we think we are god and knows everything. And Stephs dress is nothing wrong with, her dress is not shorter then Mathildes, but still she gets negative comments. That's says a lot. And headgear...seriously. Some of us need a chill pill ;)

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  19. Princess Elisabeth is the most beautiful future queen of the European royals. She has something similarly with her great great grandmother queen Astrid.

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