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Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« on: August 09, 2005, 06:00:08 PM »
On Grand Duchess Charlotte Adelgonde of Luxemburg: (ta wiki and ta Prince!)

Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, Charlotte Aldegonde Élise Marie Wilhelmine (January 23, 1896 - July 9, 1985) was the second daughter of Grand Duke William IV of Luxembourg. When her older sister Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaďde, who had succeeded the father, was forced to abdicate on January 14, 1919, Charlotte became the one who had to deal with the revolutionary tendencies in the country. Contrary to her sister, she chose not to meddle with its politics.

In a referendum about the new constitution on September 28, 1919, 77.8% of the Luxembourgish people voted for the continuation of a Grand Ducal monarchy with Charlotte as head of state. In this constitution, the power of the monarch was severely restricted.

During the German occupation in World War II, Charlotte, exiled in London, became an important symbol of national unity.

On November 6, 1919, she married Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, and they had six children:

   * Grand Duke Jean.
   * Princess Elizabeth (born 1922), who married HSH Duke Franz von Hohenberg (1927 - 1977). Has issue.
   * Princess Marie-Adélaide (born 1924), who married Karl, Count Henckel von Donnersmarck (born 1928).
   * Princess Marie Gabriele (born 1925), who married Knud, Count of Holstein-Ledreborg (1919 - 2001). Has issue.
   * Prince Charles (1927 - 1977), who married commoner Joan Dillon. Had issue.
   * Princess Alix (born 1929), who married Anton, Prince of Ligne.

On November 12, 1964, she abdicated in favour of the eldest, Prince Jean, who had then been regent for three years.

Charlotte died on July 9, 1985, from cancer.

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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 06:48:06 AM »
What do you know about Grand Duchess Charlotte's life ? Did she was a popular sovereign in Luxemburg ? Did she loved her spouse prince Felix of Bourbon Parma and did she was a good mother for their six children ? Infos and pics are welcome, thanks.
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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 06:53:23 AM »
Hi KarlandZita!  :) There's some pics of Charlotte on this thread:
http://hydrogen.pallasweb.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=benelux;action=display;num=1123606187

But I'd like to hear more about her too!
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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 06:52:43 AM »
It doesn't exist lot of pics of Charlotte with her baby childs. I know she was a regnant Grand Duchess since 1919 and perhaps wasn't she very present for them. :-/
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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2006, 09:31:12 AM »
Charlotte as a young Grand Duchess : wasn't she lovely here ?




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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 09:29:03 PM »
Yes, she was very lovely.  THe above link has expired since the forum moved, so here is a link to a website with lots of pictures:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/charluxembourg1896album.htm

I always thought it was curious that Charlotte was the only blonde one.  All her other sisters had dark, think, wavy hair and her's was blonde and straight.  Just the luck of the draw or did she have some childhood disease or something that prevented her hair from growing like it was supposed to (like her sisters)? :-?

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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2006, 10:33:07 PM »
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It doesn't exist lot of pics of Charlotte with her baby childs. I know she was a regnant Grand Duchess since 1919 and perhaps wasn't she very present for them. :-/

There are actually quite a few. I've gotten several off of ebay and many others have been up there.






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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2006, 10:35:26 PM »
Argh! duplication of a photo--I need to be able to modify!  :(

Here's what the 3rd photo was supposed to be:





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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2006, 10:36:36 PM »
Charlotte & Felix



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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006, 10:38:41 PM »
One of my favorites of Charlotte--the 3 eldest girls all posed similarly with the horse.







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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2006, 06:41:43 PM »
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One of my favorites of Charlotte--the 3 eldest girls all posed similarly with the horse.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/benelux/73_11.jpg


 Do you have the pics of the other girls with the horses, I've never seen them!

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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2006, 08:55:47 AM »
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Yes, she was very lovely.  THe above link has expired since the forum moved, so here is a link to a website with lots of pictures:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal/charluxembourg1896album.htm

I always thought it was curious that Charlotte was the only blonde one.  All her other sisters had dark, think, wavy hair and her's was blonde and straight.  Just the luck of the draw or did she have some childhood disease or something that prevented her hair from growing like it was supposed to (like her sisters)? :-?

I think that her younger sister, Elisabeth, was too blonde. Charlotte and Elisabeth ressembled their mother Grand Duchess Marie Anne, a fair-complexioned woman, while the others girls (Marie Adelheid, Hilda, Antonia and Sophie) more ressembled her father who was a dark man.
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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2006, 11:44:47 AM »
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One of my favorites of Charlotte--the 3 eldest girls all posed similarly with the horse.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f282/vickyandfritz/benelux/73_11.jpg


 Do you have the pics of the other girls with the horses, I've never seen them!



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And Marie Adelheid
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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2006, 03:42:26 PM »
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I think that her younger sister, Elisabeth, was too blonde. Charlotte and Elisabeth ressembled their mother Grand Duchess Marie Anne, a fair-complexioned woman, while the others girls (Marie Adelheid, Hilda, Antonia and Sophie) more ressembled her father who was a dark man.

I don't think Elisabeth was blonde, here is a picture of her very young
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs12/elisabethlux1901-2.jpg
and she has dark hair.  Also, if you see any pictures of all six of the sisters together, Charlotte stands out as being the only blonde one.

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Re: Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2006, 11:46:35 AM »
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I think that her younger sister, Elisabeth, was too blonde. Charlotte and Elisabeth ressembled their mother Grand Duchess Marie Anne, a fair-complexioned woman, while the others girls (Marie Adelheid, Hilda, Antonia and Sophie) more ressembled her father who was a dark man.

I don't think Elisabeth was blonde, here is a picture of her very young
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs12/elisabethlux1901-2.jpg
and she has dark hair.  Also, if you see any pictures of all six of the sisters together, Charlotte stands out as being the only blonde one.


Don't forget it's a black and white picture, so it's difficult to affirm that she had dark hair ! If you look photos of Charlotte as a young woman, you can notice that she had same hair colour than Elisabeth. Now Charlotte, as a little girl or as an adult, was always blonde.
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