Sunday, July 1, 2018

Royal Profile: Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linely

Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linely is the son of David Armstrong-Jones, The 2nd Earl Snowdon, and The Lady Serena Armstrong-Jones, The Countess of Snowdon on 1 July 1999{Source}. He is also the grandson of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and Queen Elizabeth II's great-nephew{Source}. He also has one younger sister{Source}:
He was baptized on 2 December 1999 {Source}, and the following where his godparents{Source}:
  • Lady Bruce Dundas (nee Sophie Caroline Lascelles, who is a distant relative via the Earldom of Harewood {Source})
  • Nigel Harvey
  • Nick Powell
  • Orlando Rock
  • Lucinda Cecil
  • Rita Konig
He is named for various relatives and historical figures:
  • Charles: For his father's cousin, The Prince of Wales and it also is one of his paternal grandfather's names
  • Patrick: For the Patron St. of Ireland, his mother's birthplace
  • Inigo: For 17th Century achietecht and designer Inigo Jones
He is presently in second position for the Earldom of Snowdon, a title presently held by his grandfather. He is also 21st in line for the British Throne as of 2018{Source}. Since the death of his grandfather, he has been known as Viscount Linley, prior to that he held the courtsey title of The Honourable.
Charles has primarily been educated in England. I cannot really say exactly where in England, but I have read that he currently attends Eton, as Prince William and Prince Harry did before him. He may have taken his A-Levels and recent done a GAP year.
As for duties to the Queen, he served as a Page of Honor from 2012-2015, a role that is now held by one of his maternal first cousins, Hon. Augustus Stanhope.

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