Luxembourg Published on 31.08.12 18:42

Luxembourg Royals pay respects at funeral for Countess Alix de Lannoy

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.

The Countess died suddenly last Sunday from a stroke. She was 70 years old. She leaves eight children, the youngest of which is Stéphanie de Lannoy, the fiancée of Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

Among those who paid their respects at the service were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa, Princess Marie-Astrid and her husband, Prince Félix, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy, Belgian royal Princess Mathilde and Queen Fabiola.

Whether the death will affect preparations for the wedding, currently scheduled for October 20, remains unknown.