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Old 09-22-2010, 09:49 AM
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Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985) and Felix of Bourbon-Parma (1893-1970) and Family

Post pictures of Grand Duchess Charlotte in this thread. I haven't seen many pictures of her :)
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:50 PM
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My visit at the exhibition about Gr.D Charlotte, Castle of Wiltz, 3 sept.





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Old 09-25-2010, 04:17 AM
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What was your impression of the exhibit?
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:29 AM
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I like it very much and it was interesting The most things I knew about her but also saw new pictures & stories.

few more pictures,
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:19 PM
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Is there a web site where you can view the entire exhibit?
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Grand Duchess WWII Documentary.

Today on UK television (Channel Yesterday) i watched an excellent documentary on Grand Duchess Charlotte and the World War II situation of Luxembourg and the Royal Family.

"Charlotte - A Royal at War".
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Luxemburger Wort - 3 paintings looted from Luxembourg prince's home recovered
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Plenty of Charlotte pictures
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:13 PM
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Charlotte returned from exile in 1945.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:37 AM
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When I lived in Luxembourg ,my old neighbour was private teacher of GD Charlotte's Chlidren.
One day I saw a car stopping before her house and the Grand Duchess Charlotte came out. The driver was her daughter Elisabeth Duchess of Hohenberg.
I will never forget her prestance and her smile. A great Lady !
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Grand Duchess Charlotte abdicated.
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Photograph of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg & Prince Felix, 1963.
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Princess Charlotte, 1915.
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Prince Felix with Charlotte in 1941
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Abdication Day :no kiss for the new Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte.
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Secrets d'Histoire La Grande Duchesse Charlotte de Luxembourg (with English subtitles)
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Abdication Day :no kiss for the new Grand Duchess Josephine Charlotte.
Didn't they get along?

I've read somewhere that Charlotte was very supportive of Maria-Theresa when she married Henri.?
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Absolutely not. The old Grand-Duchess considered the marriage of her grandson Henri a mésalliance and boycotted part of the wedding with a cold as excuse. When you see the partners of her sisters, children and other grandchildren it was an unusual wedding indeed.

She herself married a Prince de Bourbon de Parme. Her siblings married a Duke von Baden, a Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, a Crown Prince of Bavaria, a Prince von Thurn und Taxis, a Prince von Sachsen. Her children married a Princess of Belgium, a Duke von Hohenberg, a Count Henckel von Donnersmarck, a Lensgreve Holstein til Ledreborg, a Prince de Ligne. Only her youngest son married a non noble, Joan Douglas-Dillon, later re-married a Duc de Noailles.

For the future Grand-Duke the expectation was that he would choose a partner befitting his rank and position. It is claimed that when Grand-Duchess Charlotte was besotted with her great grandson Guillaume, that she became closer to María Teresa.
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Absolutely not. The old Grand-Duchess considered the marriage of her grandson Henri a mésalliance and boycotted part of the wedding with a cold as excuse. When you see the partners of her sisters, children and other grandchildren it was an unusual wedding indeed.
It is claimed that when Grand-Duchess Charlotte was besotted with her great grandson Guillaume, that she became closer to María Teresa.
Well then old Charlotte would be pleased with the spouse of said great-grandson. Although a De Lannoy might've been considered a mesalliance before WWI today it's definitely not so.
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Yes, and of her children's marriages only Jean's to Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium would have been acceptable before World War I.

A Duke von Hohenberg (morganatic Habsburg), a Count Henckel von Donnersmarck, a Lensgreve Holstein til Ledreborg, a Prince de Ligne, and Miss Joan Douglas Dillon would never have passed muster.

So, stickler that she was for suitable marriage partners, even Charlotte loosened the restrictions somewhat.
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