Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley

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Viscount Linley
Born Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones
(1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 18)
Portland Hospital, London, England
Baptised 2 December 1999[1]
Education Eton College
Known for Great grandson of King George VI, Grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II and grandson of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Parent(s) David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon
Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon
Relatives Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones (sister)

Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (born 1 July 1999) is the only son of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon. He is a great-grandson of King George VI.[2] He is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 19th in line of succession to the British throne, after his father.[3]

Biography[edit]

Linley was born at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London on 1 July 1999. He has a sister, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, who is three years younger. He uses his father's subsidiary title of Viscount Linley as 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.[4] In September of the same year, he began to attend Eton College, Berkshire. He is currently enrolled at Loughborough University in Leicestershire.

As a member of the extended British Royal Family Armstrong-Jones attends events such as Trooping the Colour and Christmas at Sandringham. He 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]

  • 1 July 1999 – 13 January 2017: The Honourable Charles Armstrong-Jones
  • 13 January 2017 – present: Viscount Linley

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Peerage – Charles Armstrong-Jones
  2. ^ "Person Page 128". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Who's Who members of the Royal Family". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ The Queen turns a page for Viscount Linley’s son
Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
Born: 1 July 1999
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Earl of Snowdon
Line of succession to the British throne
19th position
Succeeded by
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Court offices
Preceded by
Jack Soames
Page of Honour
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Lachlan Legge-Bourke