Prince Charles of Luxembourg
7 August 1927|
|Died||26 July 1977
|Spouse||Joan Douglas Dillon|
|House||House of Bourbon-Parma
House of Nassau-Weilburg
|Father||Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma|
|Mother||Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg|
Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Prince of Bourbon-Parma and Nassau (Charles Frédéric Louis Guillaume Marie; 7 August 1927 in Berg Castle – 26 July 1977 in Imbarcati, Pistoia), was a younger son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.
After university, he returned to Luxembourg, where he worked to address national economic and social issues.
Marriage and family
He married at St. Edward's, in Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey, on 1 March 1967 Joan Douglas Dillon, daughter of U.S. Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon and wife Phyllis Chess Ellsworth. As an unprecedented marriage between a prince of Luxembourg's reigning family and a commoner, Charles's brother, Grand Duke Jean, issued a decree to authorize the union as dynastic on 16 February 1967.
Joan Dillon married firstly in Paris on 1 August 1953 James Brady Moseley (New York City, New York, 22 May 1931 – Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 9 April 1998), son of Boston investment banker Frederick S. Moseley, Jr. and wife Jane H. Brady. They were divorced in Washoe County, Nevada, on 12 December 1955; later the marriage was annulled in Rome on 22 June 1963.
Prince Charles and his wife Joan Dillon had two children, who are also princes of Luxembourg and Nassau:
- Princess Charlotte Phyllis Marie of Luxembourg (b. New York City, New York, 15 September 1967), married civilly in Mouchy on 26 June 1993 and religiously in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence on 18 September 1993 Marc-Victor Cunningham (b. Harrogate, 24 September 1965), son of Victor Cunningham and wife Karen Armitage, and had issue:
- Prince Robert Louis François Marie of Luxembourg (b. Fischbach Castle, 14 August 1968), married in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 29 January 1994 Julie Elizabeth Houston Ongaro (b. Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 9 June 1966), daughter of urologist and Harvard professor Dr. Theodore Ongaro and wife Katherine Houston. Their children, being born of a non-dynastically approved marriage, were initially counts and countesses of Nassau, elevated in 2004 to the titles of princes and princesses of Nassau.
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