The life of Grand Duke Jean, who passed away on 23 April 2019 at the age of 98, in review.

Unfortunately the videos below are not currently available with English subtitles, but nevertheless offer insight into the life of the late Grand Duke Jean. The collection includes noteworthy moments such as the visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1976, and State visit by Grand Duchess Charlotte and then hereditary Grand Duke Jean to the United States in 1963.

Documentary on Grand Duke Jean

VIDEO: Documentaire Grand-Duc Jean
De Guy Weber mat engem Réckbléck op d’Liewe vum Grand-Duc Jean.

Guy Weber looks back on the life of the Grand Duke.

Documentary by Guy Weber
Production: RTL 2019, 17 minutes

Two lives, one country

A film portrait dedicated to Grand Duke Jean produced by Jos Pauly for the royal succession of the year 2000.

Video documentary by Jos Pauly

Production: RTL 2000, 80 minutes

Grand Duke Jean, 25 years of services to a nation

RTL filmed a documentary about the lives of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte in 1989 for the occasion of the 25-year rule of Grand Duke Jean.

Documentary by Jos Pauly
Production: RTL 1989, 34 minutes

Official visit to People's Republic of China

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess

On 26 September 1979, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess were invited to the People's Republic of China for an official visit, which lasted for nine days.

Film by Jos Pauly assisted by Gust Nussbaum and Lily Engel
Production: RTL 1979, 45 minutes

The royal family of Luxembourg 1978

RTL produced a documentary about the royal couple in 1978 for the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary.

Film by Jos Pauly, commentary by Jacques Navadic
Production: RTL 1978, 34 minutes

Official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany

Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte: The first visit of a Luxembourgish head of state to the Federal Republic of Germany took place on 28 February 1977.

Commentary by Jean Octave
Production: RTL 1977, 35 minutes

Official visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

From 8-12 November 1976, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, came to the Grand Duchy for an official visit.

Film by Jos Pauly, commentary by Jean Octave
Production: RTL 1976, 38 minutes

Luxembourgish state visit in Soviet Union

Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte on an official visit to the USSR from 5-10 June 1975.

Film by Jos Pauly, commentary by Nick Weber and Jean Octave
Production: RTL 1975, 35 minutes

Visiting the Grand Duke and his family

A summer's day at the castle in Berg and the Royal Palace.

Film by Jos Pauly, commentary by Jean Octave
Production: RTL 1971, 27 minutes

Grand Duke and Grand Duchess on an official visit in Belgium

King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola welcomed Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte for an official visit on 17 October 1967.

Photos by Edmond Zigrand, commentary by Jacques Navadic
Production: RTL 1967, 22 minutes

Swearing-in ceremony and throne speech: Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg induction ceremony

Coronation of Grand Duke Jean on 12 November 1964.

Film by Jos Pauly, new commentary by Caroline Mart
Production: CLT/CNA 1964, 29 minutes

Jean of Luxembourg

Biography of Grand Duke Jean produced for the occasion of his coronation on 12 November 1964.

Film by René Steichen and Jacques Navadic
Production: RTL 1964, 30 minutes

Visit of Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess in the United States

State visit by Grand Duchess Charlotte and hereditary Grand Duke Jean invited by President of the United States John F. Kennedy. The visit took place from 29 April to 4 May 1963. Pictures taken by R. Bestgen, E. Zigrand, L. Herber a J. Cl. Mersch. Montage by J.Cl. Delannoy an E. Michels. French commentary by Jacques Navadic.

Production: RTL-CLT 1963, 55 minutes.

Wedding of Their Royal Highnesses Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium and Prince Jean of Luxembourg

The wedding of Princess Joséphine-Charlotte and Prince Jean of Luxembourg took place in Luxembourg on 9 April 1953.

Film by René Leclere for Gaumont Belgique
Production: Gaumont-Rank 1953, 12 minutes

Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

For the occasion of 50 years as head of state, RTL produced a documentary on Grand Duke Jean - a film filled with pictures that have not been published before, both informative and emotional, a biography of a monarch, Grand Duke Jean, who was celebrated by his country.

Filmy by Jacques Van Luijk and Misch Bervard
Production: RTL 2014, 110 minutes.