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Prince Charles of Luxembourg doted on by parents in second birthday photos


© Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey

Prince Charles of Luxembourg celebrates his second birthday today, and the little royal is seen being doted on by his loving parents, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, in his birthday images.

The Grand Ducal Court has released several photos to mark the occasion that were taken by Kary Barthelmey.

The two-year-old smiles and plays with his parents in the images released on 9 May.

Prince Charles Jean Philippe Joseph Marie Guillaume of Luxembourg was born on 10 May 2020 in Luxembourg City’s Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte (Grand Duchess Charlotte Maternity Hospital). He is the first child of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and is second in line to the throne.

Charles’s baptism took place on 19 September 2020 at the Abbaye Saint-Maurice de Clervaux (Abbey of St. Maurice and St. Maurus of Clervaux) in Luxembourg. His paternal uncle, Prince Louis, and maternal aunt, Countess Gaëlle de Lannoy, were named as godparents.

© Maison du Grand-Duc / Kary Barthelmey

The little royal regularly accompanies his parents on engagements in Luxembourg, with his most recent appearance being on 5 May, when he joined his parents on a visit to Parc Merveilleux. Prince Charles was seen petting and greeting many of the animals in the tourist park and zoo. He was even given a chance to ride a children’s with his mum and dad.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.