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Re: The reason why some royals are attending Grand Duke Jean's funeral
Im a bit saddened that the Dutch Royal couple decided not to attend. They had no trouble in attending the King's day celebration and afterwards flying to Greece to attend the Greek Easter celebrations to start a family holiday but they did pass over the opportunity to attend the funeral of another Benelux former head of state and the former head of the other branch of they Nassau-dynasty.
To me this is a missed opportunity if not a sneer. Yes Princess Beatrix was there but Willem-Alexander and Maxima should have been there as well.
Some people on these Boards were wondering why The Princess Royal (UK) and also The Prince Sovereign (Monaco) will be among the royal mourners tomorrow but they too haved a seat in the IOC, just like the late Grand Duke had.
From the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Website:
"Passionate about sport, Grand Duke Jean presided over the Luxembourg Olympic & Sports Committee. He was also a member of the International Olympic Committee and practiced in particular tennis, horse riding and skiing.
Find some photos of his sports activities here .....
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