|Father Felix of Bourbon-Parma|
Name Prince of
|House House of Bourbon-Parma|
|Born 7 August 1927 (1927-08-07) |
Issue Princess Charlotte Prince Robert
Mother Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Died July 26, 1977, Province of Pistoia, Italy
Spouse Joan Douglas Dillon (m. 1967–1977)
Children Robert of Luxembourg, Prince Robert
Parents Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
Similar People Charlotte - Grand Duchess, Marie‑Adelaide - Grand Duchess, Alix - Dowager Princess, William IV - Grand Duke of L, Robert I - Duke of Parma
Prince Charles of Luxembourg
Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Prince of Bourbon-Parma and Nassau (Charles Frédéric Louis Guillaume Marie; 7 August 1927 in Berg Castle – 26 July 1977 in Imbarcati, Pistoia), was a younger son of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.
He grew up at his mother's court in Luxembourg, completing secondary school in Canada. After World War II he undertook studies in Louvain, then at the Royal Military Academy at Aldershot.
After university, he returned to Luxembourg, where he worked to address national economic and social issues.
He inherited from his father Pianore, an estate held by the Bourbon-Parma family in Italy.
Marriage and family
He married at St. Edward's, in Sutton Park, Guildford, Surrey, on 1 March 1967 Joan Douglas Dillon, daughter of U.S. Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon and wife Phyllis Chess Ellsworth. As an unprecedented marriage between a prince of Luxembourg's reigning family and a commoner, Charles's brother, Grand Duke Jean, issued a decree to authorize the union as dynastic on 16 February 1967.
Joan Dillon married firstly in Paris on 1 August 1953 James Brady Moseley (New York City, New York, 22 May 1931 – Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 9 April 1998), son of Boston investment banker Frederick S. Moseley, Jr. and wife Jane H. Brady. They were divorced in Washoe County, Nevada, on 12 December 1955; later the marriage was annulled in Rome on 22 June 1963.
After her second husband's death she married thirdly in Islesboro, Maine, on 3 August 1978 Philippe-François-Armand-Marie, 7th duc de Mouchy, without issue.
Prince Charles and his wife Joan Dillon had two children, who are also princes of Luxembourg and Nassau: