Charles Armstrong-Jones

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The Honourable
Charles Armstrong-Jones
Born Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones
(1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 15)
London, England
Known for Grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II
Parents David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley

Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones (born 1 July 1999) is the only son of Viscount and Viscountess Linley. He is a great-grandson of King George VI.[1] He is second-in-line to the Earldom of Snowdon after his father.[2]

Biography[edit]

Armstrong-Jones was born in London on 1 July 1999. He has a sister, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, who is three years younger than he. He is styled with the honorific prefix "The Honourable" as the son of a courtesy peer. His first name is in honour of his first cousin once removed, Charles, Prince of Wales; his second name is in honour of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, the birthplace of his mother; and his third name is in honour of the 17th century English architect and designer Inigo Jones, who is said to be his father's personal hero. Armstrong-Jones was baptised at St James's Palace in 1999 and his godparents are: Lady Bruce Dundas, Nigel Harvey, Nick Powell, Orlando Rock, Lucinda Cecil and Rita Konig.

In 2012, his great aunt Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to be her First Page of Honour.[3] In September of the same year, he began to attend Eton College, Berkshire, where he is currently in his second year.

Public role[edit]

As a member of the extended British Royal Family Armstrong-Jones attends events such as Trooping the Colour and Christmas at Sandringham. He has also attends other events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Ascot Races.

In 2012, he attended a service of thanksgiving for his late grandmother, Princess Margaret, at Windsor Castle. His parents, sister, aunt and cousins also attended. In honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Charles Armstrong-Jones and his sister Margarita attended another thanksgiving service this time at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Styles[edit]

  • The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones (1 July 1999 – present)

When Armstrong-Jones's father becomes the Earl of Snowdon, Armstrong-Jones will use the courtesy title of Viscount Linley.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Person Page 128". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who members of the Royal Family". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ The Queen turns a page for Viscount Linley’s son
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Viscount Linley
Line of succession to the British throne
18th position
Succeeded by
Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Court offices
Preceded by
Jack Soames
Page of Honour
1 March 2012–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent