05 May 2019

In Memoriam: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (Part 2)

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Our coverage of the state funeral of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg wraps up today with a look at the jewels worn by royals from around the world, including several more family members of the late head of state. (Part one, which covers jewels worn by close family, can be found here.)




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Grand Duke Jean's late wife, Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte, was the sister of King Albert II of Belgium, so it's no surprise that numerous members of the Belgian royal family attended the state funeral. Queen Paola chose classic diamond and pearl earrings for the occasion.


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Three generations of Belgian royals were present to celebrate the life of Grand Duke Jean.


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Queen Mathilde wore her lovely diamond and pearl brooch for the service and reception. (Read our previous post on the piece here.)


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She paired the brooch with her diamond and pearl wedding earrings.


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The Duchess of Brabant, who will one day be Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, wore simple pearl stud earrings for her great-uncle's funeral.


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Princess Astrid of Belgium selected diamond fringe earrings from her jewelry box for the day.


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And Princess Lea (widow of the late Prince Alexandre of Belgium) wore silvery pearl earrings to celebrate the life of her brother-in-law.


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Queen Margrethe II of Denmark wore black and silver earrings and a coordinating ring to attend the state funeral.


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She also wore the heart-shaped brooch that she has worn to numerous funerals and memorials.


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Margrethe's sister, Queen Anne-Marie, attended the funeral with her son, Crown Prince Pavlos.


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Anne-Marie wore pearls for the occasion, including a diamond and pearl brooch shaped like a butterfly -- an appropriate symbol of rebirth and new life.


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The Jordanian royal family was represented at the service by Prince Hassan, Princess Sarvath, and their daughter, Princess Badiya.


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Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein wore a double strand of pearls with classic pearl and diamond earrings.


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A significant contingent from the Norwegian royal family also attended. King Harald and the late Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte were first cousins, so the families are closely linked.


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Queen Sonja wore pearl and diamond earrings, plus a pearl necklace layered over a necklace with a heart pendant.


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Princess Astrid of Norway chose pearl drop earrings for the service, pairing them with a floral brooch.


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Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands wore a necklace of black and white pearls with coordinating pearl button earrings.


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Queen Sofia of Spain stuck with her trademark gold jewelry for the occasion, including an interesting brooch.


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Several members of the British royal family were also in attendance for the state funeral.


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The Princess Royal paired her gold and diamond ribbon brooch with classic gold and pearl earrings. (More on the brooch here.)


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The Duchess of Gloucester wore luminous pearls with a pair of circle brooches. (You'll also spot the Countess Mountbatten of Burma behind her, wearing a large floral brooch.)


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Lady Elizabeth Anson, who was a niece of the Queen Mother and a stepdaughter of Prince George of Denmark, wore pearl and diamond earrings with a diamond flower brooch.


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Numerous members of non-reigning royal families and aristocratic families also attended the funeral. I'll highlight a few familiar faces from the (very) large group. Margareta of Romania wore large silvery pearl earrings for the funeral.


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The Duchess of Braganza kept her jewelry very simple, wearing classic hoop earrings.


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And Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies wore oversized pearl earrings for the mass and reception.