Category: Births & Deaths

A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean
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A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean

It is not unusual to see wreaths and flower arrangements at someone’s cremation or funeral. But when a royal dies there are usually huge wreaths that are often placed where everybody can see them. When Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg died last month, there were quite a few flowers outside the palace and the cathedral. […]

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The guests at the funeral of Grand Duke Jean Belgium
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The guests at the funeral of Grand Duke Jean

Information from the Cour Grand-Ducal, added a few names recognised by royalty-watchers Children and grandchildren TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg TRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand-Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg TRH Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg HRH Prince Gabriel de Nassau […]

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The funeral of Grand Duke Jean in Luxembourg
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The funeral of Grand Duke Jean in Luxembourg

My friends Stefan and Gabi from the South of Germany decided to travel to Luxembourg for the funeral of Grand Duke Jean at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg on Saturday 4 May 2019. Stefan wrote me a quick report and sent dozens of photos. I share some of those with you. Stefan’s report I (Stefan) […]

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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg 1921-2019 © Cour grand-ducale / Jochen Herling
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Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg 1921-2019

98 is a wonderful age to reach, if you are relatively in good health. Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg seemed to do quite fine and appeared in public for the last time at the international conference Stand Rise Speak Up, organised by his daughter-in-law Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, late March. On 13 April 2019 it […]

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Guestlist: Funeral of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg
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Guestlist: Funeral of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg

Edited 5 June 2018 On request here a guestlist for the funeral of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg on 25 May 2018 in Altshausen, Germany. Closest relatives: Duke Carl von Württemberg Duchess Diane von Württemberg Duchess Marie von Württemberg Duke Wilhelm von Württemberg Duchess Marie-Amélie von Württemberg Duchess Sophie-Dorothée von Württemberg Fürst Erich and Fürstin Mathilde […]

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A Sad Month for the German Royals
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A Sad Month for the German Royals

There are times that nothing interesting happens genealogically. And there are times that you rather would nothing happened. It always makes me terribly sad to see that it is not only older people dying, but also fairly young ones. Last week we had a few nobles far over 100. Let’s say, even when sad, it […]

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A Princess is Born – 31 January 1938 © RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
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A Princess is Born – 31 January 1938

It was a cold and stormy day. On Monday 31 January 1938, after waiting for many days, the first child of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was born, just over a year after their marriage. The official communiqué said: HRH Princess Juliana today, the 31st of January 1938 in the morning at […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet
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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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