Wort.lu: Luxembourg Royals pay respects at funeral for Countess Alix de Lannoy

September 3, 2012

The Church where the funeral of Countess Alix de Lannoy was held. Photo by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

The late mother of the future Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was laid to rest on Friday surrounded by mourners in her hometown in Belgium.

Countess Alix de Lannoy was buried in Frasnes-Les-Anvaign during the afternoon in a service which attracted the Grand Ducal family as well as Belgian nobility.

To read the full article in Wort.lu, please click here.

The Countess’s passing was particularly hard on her youngest daughter Stephanie, who will be marrying Prince Guillaume, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, on Saturday, Oct. 20. For some excellent pictures of Countess Stephanie at Friday’s funeral, please click here.

For additional coverage, please click here.

At the Château d'Anvaing and the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg, the flag of Luxembourg flew at half staff. Photo by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

Nobility.org Editorial comment: —

This life is a valley of tears, but Mary Most Holy, Comforter of the Afflicted, helps us through the trials and sadness, and fills us with hope for an eternal life with Her and Her Divine Son in Heaven.

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