Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois

Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois

Monegasque Princess
Born Sep 30, 1898

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois.


1898 Birth Born on September 30, 1898.


1918 19 Years Old Though it was later held to be invalid under the 1882 statutes, an Ordinance of 30 October 1918 allowed her to be adopted.


1919 20 Years Old 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). … Read More
1920 21 Years Old 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. … Read More


1930 31 Years Old 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.


1944 45 Years Old 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. … Read More


1977 79 Years Old In 1977, Princess Charlotte died in Paris, France. … Read More
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