Viscount Linley

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Viscount Linley
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Born (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 23)
Portland Hospital, West End, London, England
💼 Occupation
👴 👵 Parents
  • David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (father)
  • The Hon. Serena Stanhope (mother)
👪 RelativesPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (paternal grandmother)
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (grandaunt)
House of Windsor
Stanhope Family

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.[1] He is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 22nd in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.[2]

Early life and family[edit]

Armstrong-Jones was born at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children in West End, London on 1 July 1999.[3][4] He is the oldest and only son of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon and his wife Serena Stanhope.[5] 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.[6] 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.

Lord Linley was baptised at The Queen's Chapel, St James's Palace in December 1999. [7] His godparents are Lady Bruce Dundas, Nigel Harvey, Nick Powell, Orlando Rock, Lucinda Cecil and Rita König.[1]

At the moment of his birth he was 13th in the line of succession to the British throne,[8][9] but as of 2020, he is 22nd.

Personal life[edit]

He lived in Kensington Palace until 2002.

Lord Linley graduated from Eton College in 2017 alongside his cousin Arthur Chatto,[10] and is currently studying product design engineering in Loughborough University in Leicestershire.[11][12]

In 2012, his grandaunt Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to be her First Page of Honour.[6]

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,[13] Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie[14] and Peter Phillips.


As heir apparent to the earldom of Snowdon, he is accorded the courtesy title Viscount Linley

  • 1 July 1999 – 13 January 2017: The Honourable Charles Armstrong-Jones
  • 13 January 2017–present: Viscount Linley


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  2. "Who's Who members of the Royal Family". Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  3. Harper, Zach (17 May 2019). "Royal baby Archie Harrison's place of birth has just been revealed". Hello Magazine. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  4. "Duchess of Sussex 'taken to London hospital to give birth'". Shropshire Star. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. Tyzack, Anna (24 November 2011). "My Perfect Weekend:David Linley". Telegraph. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Walker, Tim (1 March 2012). "The Queen turns a page for Viscount Linley's son". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  7. "Ceremonial Baptism Charles Armstrong-Jones 1999 St James Palace Lord Linley". Ebay. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  8. "Royal Family Member expecting first child". News & Records. 29 January 1999. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  9. "Lord and Lady Linley celebrate the second birthday of their son Charles in the grounds of Kensington Palace". Hello Magazine. 1 July 2001. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  10. Colacello, Bob (10 March 2018). "How the Earl of Snowdon Turned His Heritage into a Lifestyle". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  11. Harvey-Jenner, Catriona (9 October 2019). "The young generation of British royals you've never even heard of". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  12. Andaloro, Angela (3 April 2020). "15 Members Of The Next Generation Of The British Royal Family Who You Aren't Familiar With". Little Things. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  13. "Selected Guest List for the Wedding Service at Westminster Abbey". The Royal Family. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  14. Curare, Julia (12 October 2018). "The Earl of Snowdon, the Viscount Linley and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones attend Princess Eugenie's Wedding". Royal Portraits Gallery. Retrieved 17 August 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
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
22nd position
Followed by
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Court offices
Preceded by
Jack Soames
Page of Honour
Succeeded by
Lachlan Legge-Bourke

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