Princess Valentinois
Monegasque princess
Princess Valentinois
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Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois's personal information overview.
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Staving Off Oblivion - Wall Street Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
Lady Hillingdon between Christopher Stone and the Grand Duchess Charlotte, May Wettern next to the Condesa de Sastago, and Donald Prior behind Frau Karl Drus[c]hki?" This floral fanaticism almost calls for more judicious pruning on the part of the
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DirectRooms.com - Celebrate National Day in Luxembourg - Einnews Portugal
Google News - almost 6 years
The festivities last from 22nd to 23rd June 2011, and 23rd marks the Grand Duke's birthday along with commemorating Luxembourg's most popular and successful ruler, the Grand Duchess Charlotte. Due to the thousands of people taking part hotels in
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LUXEMBOURG JOURNAL; Small Waves of Change Splash a Landlocked State
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Wedged into 999 square miles, an area smaller than Rhode Island, between Germany, Belgium and France, Luxembourg is as curious as it is small. It is known mostly for its liberal banking laws, its rock bottom tax rates and its amiable grand duke, Henri, 53. But this is an era of momentous change, and even Luxembourg cannot escape the tides. Two of
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WHAT'S DOING IN; Luxembourg
NYTimes - over 21 years
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has known its moments of glory. In the Middle Ages, four Holy Roman Emperors sprang from its ducal family, and its fortress was so mighty that after 900 years, in the late 1800's, it had to be dismantled stone by stone, having become a menace to peace in the region. In today's reduced circumstances, the duchy has a
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CHARLOTTE, LONGTIME LUXEMBOURG RULER, DIES
NYTimes - over 31 years
Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, a beloved constitutional ruler for 45 years and beacon of liberty to her country under German occupaion in World War II, died yesterday after an illness of several weeks. She was 89 years old. The announcement from the grandducal palace in Luxembourg said she died at Fischbach Castle, nrth of the capital,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 78
    In 1977, Princess Charlotte died in Paris, France.
    More Details Hide Details One of Princess Charlotte's wedding gifts from her husband was a Cartier diamond and pearl tiara. It is now part of the Monegasque royal jewel collection and has been worn by her grand-daughter, Princess Caroline.
  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 45
    On 30 May 1944, the day before her son's 21st birthday and in full agreement with her father, Charlotte renounced and ceded her rights to the throne to her son Rainier, subject to the stipulation that he did not predecease her.
    More Details Hide Details From this date she was no longer Hereditary Princess of Monaco, though she retained the titles of Princess of Monaco and Duchess of Valentinois. Late in life she went to college, obtaining a degree in social work. After her son assumed the throne, Princess Charlotte moved to live at Le Marchais, the Grimaldi estate outside of Paris. Despite the objections of her children who feared for her safety, she turned the estate into a rehabilitation centre for ex-convicts. She lived at the estate with her lover, a noted French former jewel thief named René Girier and nicknamed "René la Canne" (René the Cane).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 31
    Their marriage was not, however, a happy one; they separated on 20 March 1930 when Charlotte left him to live with her Italian lover, Del Masso. The couple were divorced on 18 February 1933 by ordinance of Prince Louis II.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 21
    In Monaco civilly on 18 March and religiously on 19 March 1920, Louis arranged Charlotte's marriage to Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France who, by the Prince's ordinance, took the surname Grimaldi and became a Prince of Monaco.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two children:
  • 1919
    Age 20
    Louis legitimated and adopted Charlotte in Paris on 16 May 1919, bestowing on her the surname Grimaldi and granted her the title Duchess of Valentinois for life; she was thus his heir presumptive as Hereditary Princess from 1922 until 30 May 1944 (see below).
    More Details Hide Details She was the 1,098th Dame of the Royal Order of Queen Maria Luisa. A shadow of doubt exists over the legality of this adoption. The Monegasque Civil Code (Articles 240 and 243) required that the adopting party to be at least fifty and the adoptee twenty-one. The 1918 Ordinance changed the age limit to eighteen (Charlotte was twenty at the time) but not the other age limit and Louis was only 48.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1918
    Age 19
    Though it was later held to be invalid under the 1882 statutes, an Ordinance of 30 October 1918 allowed her to be adopted.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on September 30, 1898.
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