HRH Grand Duke Jean was the oldest son of Grand Duchess Charlotte, who abdicated the Luxembourgeois throne in 1964 in favor of her son. He studied at Ampleforth College, a British boarding school, and Laval University in Canada, and then attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England. He was co-opted onto the IOC in September 1946 and remained an IOC Member until he resigned in 1998, the second longest tenure of any IOC Member, after Greek/Egyptian member Angelos Bolanaki. He had been doyen of the IOC from 1982-98 and was made an Honorary Member and Honorary Doyen after he stepped down. In 1998, Grand Duke Jean also turned over duties as Luxembourg’s Head of State to his son, Grand Duke Henri, and he fully abdicated in his favor in 2002. HRH Grand Duke Henri was also later named a member of the IOC.