Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
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Coat of arms of Charles, Viscount Linley
1 July 1999|
Portland Hospital, West End, London, England
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (paternal grandmother)|
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (grandaunt)
House of Windsor
Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (born 1 July 1999) is the 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 through the king's younger daughter, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. He is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 22nd in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.
Early life and family
Armstrong-Jones was born at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in West End, London on 1 July 1999. He is the oldest and only son of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon and his wife Serena Stanhope. His paternal grandparents were Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon and Princess Margaret. Through his grandmother, Viscount Linley is a great-grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, as well as a great-nephew of Queen Elizabeth II. His maternal grandfather is Charles Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington of the noble family Stanhope, making him a distant cousin of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Lord Linley is the older brother of Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones. He is a second cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry.
He lived in Kensington Palace until 2002.
In 2012, his grandaunt Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to be her First Page of Honour.
As a relative of the British royal family, Lord Linley attends royal events like Royal Ascot, and church services with the Queen. He was also at the weddings of his second cousins Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Peter Phillips.
- 1 July 1999 – 13 January 2017: The Honourable Charles Armstrong-Jones
- 13 January 2017–present: Viscount Linley
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