Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean Dies Aged 98

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean dies aged 98

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who reigned over his country for 36 years before abdicating in 2000, has died aged 98, his son Henri announced Tuesday

Luxembourg, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 23rd Apr, 2019 ) :Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean, who reigned over his country for 36 years before abdicating in 2000, has died aged 98, his son Henri announced Tuesday.

He had been admitted to hospital earlier this month for a pulmonary infection.

"It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of my beloved father, His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Jean, who has passed away in peace, surrounded by the affection of his family," Grand Duke Henri, who succeeded his father in the largely ceremonial role in 2000, said in a statement.

Luxembourgers have remained very attached to Jean, who was asoldier in the British army during the Second World War, and participatedat the D-Day landings.

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