Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa lead the royal family in paying respects to Grand Duke Jean in the chapel room at the grand ducal palace.
Photo: Cour grand-ducale / Guy Wolff
Ahead of the state funeral of Grand Duke Jean on 4 May, the public can pay their respects at the palace this week.
Thousands of people lined the route as the body of Grand Duke Jean was brought from Colmar-Berg to the grand ducal palace in Luxembourg City on Sunday. He will lie in state there until Friday, before next Saturday’s state funeral.
After the body was laid out in the chapel room at the palace, Grand Duke Henri was joined by his brothers and sisters, Prince Jean, Princess Margaretha, Princess Marie-Astrid and Prince Guillaume and their spouses, as well as crown prince Guillaume and princess Stephanie and the rest of Grand Duke Jean’s grand-children.
The public can pay their respects to Grand Duke Jean at the palace at the following times:
Monday 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.
Books of condolences
Books of condolences in which visitors to the palace can leave a message will also be made available at the chapel as well as at the Château de Berg and the Château de Fischbach. For security reasons, cameras and other recording equipment will not be permitted in the chapel.
The City of Luxembourg has also opened a book of condolences at the Hôtel de Ville on place Guillaume II. It can be signed during working hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., any day this week apart from Wednesday 1 May, which is a public holiday.
Meanwhile, on Monday morning the royal court said that all public seating for the state funeral at the Notre Dame cathedral on 4 May had been filled and that no further applications could be accepted.