Response by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix upon the death of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

“We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. We are grateful for his friendship and warmth, and we cherish our many fond memories of him. Grand Duke Jean was a wise and unassuming man who sought to unify. His considered approach and humanity helped foster peace and trust, both in his own country and in Europe as a whole. We have lost a friend, and we look back with affection on many special moments with him. Our thoughts are with Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and all the members of their family.”