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
Education Eton College
Known for Great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth II and grandson of Princess Margaret
Parents
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.[1] He is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 21st in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.[2]

Biography[edit]

Armstrong-Jones was born at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London on 1 July 1999. He 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.[1] 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 title.

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.[citation needed] He is currently enrolled at Loughborough University in Leicestershire.[citation needed]

As a member of the extended British royal family, Armstrong-Jones attends events such as Trooping the Colour and Christmas at Sandringham. In honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Armstrong-Jones and his sister attended a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Styles[edit]

  • 1999–2017: The Honourable Charles Armstrong-Jones
  • 2017–present: Viscount Linley

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charles Armstrong-Jones". The Peerage. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who members of the Royal Family". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Walker, Tim (1 March 2012). "The Queen turns a page for Viscount Linley's son". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2018. 
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
21st position
Followed by
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Court offices
Preceded by
Jack Soames
Page of Honour
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Lachlan Legge-Bourke