His funeral will take place on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at Luxembourg Cathedral. He will be buried there, joining his wife, Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium and the previous sovereigns. Many personalities and anonymous people are honouring this great statesman and mourning a man who was unanimously appreciated.
A 12-day national mourning period is proclaimed until May 4, 2019. Flags are half-masted on administrations and public places. Non-urgent files and activities are postponed, as well as many events.