The Other Prince Charles Takes The Spotlight As The Youngest "Working Royal"

Prince Charles of Luxembourg

When the name Prince Charles is brought into a conversation, we often think of the Prince of Wales who is probably the most popular Charles in the current European monarchy. 

Prince Charles, 2, accompanies his parents to public engagements

But there's a toddler Charles who delights royal fans as he takes more public appearances with his parents. The two-year-old youngster starting to steal the limelight from the other royal children in Europe today as the youngest heir to appear in public for royal duties.

Prince Charles, 2, accompanies his parents to public engagements

And he is not just like any other prince, he is second-in-line in direct succession to the Luxembourgian throne, and would assume the title of Grand Duke someday. 

Luxembourg's Head of State is the only Crown Head in the world to bear such a title.  In terms of the Order of Precedence, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg is ahead in the rank of the Sovereigns of the Principality of Liechtenstein and Monaco.

The two-year-old heir to the Luxembourgian throne, Prince Charles, has captivated royal fans with his natural cuteness, delighting the public with his charm each time he accompanies his parents to public events. 

Prince Guillaume showed his son how to ride the skateboard

Prince Charles of Luxembourg, who was born on May 10, 2020, at the height of the pandemic, maybe just a toddler, but he is already accustomed to the cheers of the crowd, the handshakes, the camera, and the attention from the press.

The second-in-line to the throne takes the spotlight as the youngest "working" royal in the world today. He regularly accompanies his parents, The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie, to public engagements.

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Most royal parents never bring their toddlers to royal engagements, and some royal tots never attend state dinners, but Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie thought it's better to expose their son to the royal role he is born with, early on, to build self-confidence and develop a strong emotional sense of what's going around.

The exposure to public duties in his early life is a good training ground for the young prince, to let him get used to the presence of the crowd and the life in the spotlight. 

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie are still aware of how to separate duties from fun. They always allow their son to enjoy the moment while accompanying them at public events. 

Prince Charles of Luxembourg
Prince Charles joined for the future Queens in a historic photo session during Princess Ingrid Alexandra's 18th birthday gala dinner in Norway 

Prince Charles of Luxembourg
Seated: Princess Estelle, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Charles. At the back: The Princess of Orange and the Duchess of Brabant. Getty Images

Prince Charles is the youngest royal to ever attend a gala dinner when he accompanied his parents to the 18th birthday gala dinner of Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway in Oslo last June. 

He also had a chance to pose with four future queens during the event. And the Princesses clearly were delighted to have him in the iconic group picture.

Just this July, Prince Charles was on three separate engagements with his parents, much to the delight of the Luxembourgian public. And of course, the royal fans who adored the charming royal tot. 

Prince Charles at the opening of Ephemeral Skatepark in Kirchberg ©Maison du Grand-Duc

On July 8, Prince Charles accompanied his parents to the opening of the ephemeral skatepark in Kirchberg, the host for this year's International LXB Street Competition.

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie attend the opening of the skatepark
in Kirchberg 
©Maison du Grand-Duc

The young prince looked delighted watching the riders practiced and performed "tricks" with their skateboard. 

Prince Charles showed a skateboard by one of the riders ©Maison du Grand-Duc

According to The Grand Ducal Court's social media, "The organizer of Skateboard Club Luxembourg had a surprise in store for Prince Charles by letting him try the skateboard, guided by his parents".

Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie let their son try the skateboard
©Maison du Grand-Duc

On July 9, the young prince accompanied his parents during a cultural visit to France for the international festival of photography in Les Rencontres d'arles.

Prince Charles at Les Rencontres d'arles ©Romain Girtgen/Courgrandducale

Last week, Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie brought their son to the home for the elderly in Luxembourg for a visit, which they regularly visited since the pandemic. 

Prince Charles at the home for the elderly ©Maison du Grand-Duc

And this year, Prince Charles is a regular sight during his parents' visit. The young prince often had an enjoyable interaction with the elderly.

Prince Charles at the home for the elderly ©Maison du Grand-Duc

Expect to see more of Prince Charles' charm as he continues to accompany his parents to public events. And officially, a young working royal himself. 

Prince Charles at the home for the elderly ©Maison du Grand-Duc

Prince Charles at the home for the elderly ©Maison du Grand-Duc

It looks like The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg gave him the spotlight early on as Prince Felix, the younger brother of Prince Guillaume, and the third-in-line of succession to the Luxembourgian throne behind Prince Charles, is living in France and has not heard of taking official royal roles.

Christening of Prince Charles on September 19, 2020, at the Abbey of St. Maurice and St. Maurus of Clervaux in Luxembourg. Getty Images

On the lighter side, Prince Charles is a fifth cousin of Prince George of Cambridge through King Christian IX of Denmark and 7th cousin through Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld.

Blood Relations of Prince Charles and Prince George of Cambridge

A. Through King Christian IX of Denmark:
  1. Frederick VIII of Denmark - older son of Christian IX
  • Princess Ingeborg (daughter of Frederick VIII) married Prince Carl of Sweden
  • Princess Astrid (daughter of Princess Ingeborg) married Leopold III of Belgium
  • Princess Josephine-Charlotte (daughter of Astrid and Leopold) married Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg
  • Grand Duke Henri (son of Josephine-Charlotte and Grand Duke Jean
  • Prince Guillaume (son of Grand Duke Henri)
  • Prince Charles (son of Prince Guillaume)
  1. Alexandra, Queen of the United Kingdom - daughter of Christian IX
  • George V (son of Edward VII and Alexandra)
  • George VI (son of George V)
  • Elizabeth II (daughter of George VI) - she married Prince Philip
  • The Prince of Wales (son of Elizabeth and Philip)
  • The Duke of Cambridge (son of the Prince of Wales)
  • Prince George of Cambridge (son of the Duke of Cambridge)
  1. George I of Greece - younger son of Christian IX
  • Prince Andrew (son of George I)
  • Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (son of Prince Andrew) - he married Elizabeth I
  • The Prince of Wales (son of Elizabeth and Philip)
  • The Duke of Cambridge (son of the Prince of Wales)
  • Prince George of Cambridge (son of the Duke of Cambridge)
B. Through Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Saalfeld
  1. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (older son of Duke Francis)
  • Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha married his first cousin, Queen Victoria
  • Edward VII (eldest son of Albert and Victoria) - he married Alexandra of Denmark
  • George V (son of Edward VII and Alexandra)
  • George VI (son of George V)
  • Elizabeth II (daughter of George VI) - she married Prince Philip
  • The Prince of Wales (son of Elizabeth and Philip)
  • The Duke of Cambridge (son of the Prince of Wales)
  • Prince George of Cambridge (son of the Duke of Cambridge)
  1. Princess Victoria (daughter of Duke Francis) married the fourth son of George III of the United Kingdom - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
  • Victoria (only child of Victoria and Edward) she married her first cousin, Prince Albert
  • same descendants as Prince Albert
  1. King Leopold I of Belgium (younger son of Duke Francis) - he married first, Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only child of George IV of the United Kingdom, in 1816 but Charlotte died in 1817 while giving birth to their stillborn son. Leopold was elected King of Belgium in 1831. He remarried to a French Princess, Louise of Orleans, in 1832.
  • Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (younger son of Leopold I and Princess Louise)
  • Albert I (son of Prince Philippe) - he married Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria
  • Leopold III (son of Albert I) - he married Princess Astrid of Sweden
  • Josephine-Charlotte (daughter of Leopold and Astrid
  • Grand Duke Henri (son of Josephine-Charlotte and Grand Duke Jean
  • Prince Guillaume (son of Grand Duke Henri)
  • Prince Charles (son of Prince Guillaume

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