Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Grand Duchess in Luxembourg

January 15, 1919

The Government of Luxembourg today informed the Government of France of Grand Duchess Charlotte's accession to the throne, succeeding her sister, Marie Adelaide, who has abdicated.
Charlotte took the oath of office this afternoon before the Chamber of Deputies, which had previously approved her succession. The new Grand Duchess is the eldest of Marie-Adelaide's five sisters. She was born January 23, 1896, and is eighteen months younger than the former Grand Duchess.

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