The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Jean took over the throne on November 12, 1964, and denied him in favor of his son Henri on 7 October 2000
April 23, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri announced the death of his father Grand Duke Jean. He was 98 years old.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of my beloved father, his Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean, who left us in peace surrounded by the love of your family,” – said in a communique.
My condolences on the death of the Duke already expressed by the President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker. In his Twitter he wrote: “His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean has always been close to the Luxembourgers, who today are United in their grief. His passing is a great loss for the Grand Duchy and for Europe”.
The condolences were joined by the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, who mentioned the close relations between the two neighboring countries.
The Grand Duke of Luxembourg Jean was the representative of the Bourbons of Parma. He was the eldest son of Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg. In November 1942 he joined the British army, and two years later took part in the Normandy operation.
Jean succeeded his mother on the throne on 12 November 1964 and October 7, 2000, denied him in favor of his son Henri.
As you know, Luxembourg is a hereditary constitutional monarchy.
The head of state is the Grand Duke. According to the Constitution adopted in 1868, he single-handedly carries the fullness of Executive power: to determine the period of organization of government, its structure, according to the laws, appoints to civil and military posts, commanded the army, concludes international treaties, and so on.
Other functions of the Executive power belong to the government, which is appointed by the Grand Duke, composed of the President and Ministers.
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