Luxemburg Royalty: Grand Duchess Charlotte's Son Charles (1927-77)

Figure 1.--This is Charlotte's second son Charles. I'm not sure when it was drawn. He looks to be about 8 years old. He is wearing what looks to be a yellow playsuit with wide white collar lapels.

We have not been able ro find much information about Charles yet. We know that he was born in 1927. His parents were Luxemburg Grand Duchess Charlotte and Pribce Consort Félix of Bourbon-Parma (1893-70). We have been able to find little information about Charles. Hecwas the fith son and after 1907 the males of the family did not have rights of succession ober older sisters. After the Germans invaded the Grand Duchy in 1949, his parents took him with them when they fled first to Portugal and then England. Unlike his older brother John, he was too young to serve in World War II. He presumably went to school in England, although I am not sure what schools he attended. . He married Joan Dillon (1935- ), a commoner, in 1967. They had two children, Charlotte (1967- ) and Robert (1968- ). Charles wore short pants suits as a boy as well as some colorful casual wear.

Christopher Wagner

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