The King attends a funeral in Luxembourg

On Saturday 4 May, The King attended the funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg. A Seraphim Toll was rung at the Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm on the same day.

The funeral ceremony was held at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg, and was attended by representatives from several European royal families.

Jean was the reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg and head of state between 1964 and 2000.

Photo: Sophie Mague/The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg

Photo: Sophie Mague/The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg

Seraphim Toll

As Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was a Knight of the Order of the Seraphim, his death was marked with a Seraphim Toll at the Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm between 12:00 and 13:00 on the day of the funeral.

The Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The Outer Courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Before the toll began, the Grand Duke's Seraphim arms were taken by military escort from the Royal Palace of Stockholm to the Riddarholmen Church, where it was hung among the shields of other deceased knights and members.

En route to the Riddarholmen Church.

En route to the Riddarholmen Church. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Grand Duke's Seraphim arms are hung in the Riddarholmen Church.

The Grand Duke's Seraphim arms are hung in the Riddarholmen Church. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Seraphim arms of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.

The Seraphim arms of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden