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Charlotte Stuart


(Duchess of Albany)

1753 - 1789

Only acknowledged daughter of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Charlotte was born in Liege (Belgium) to Charles Edward Stuart (1720-88) and his mistress Clementina Walkinshaw (1720 -1802). However, Clementina left Stuart because of his violence and took Charlotte with her to Paris.

It took until 1783 until Stuart legitimised his daughter, named her as his rightful heir and granted her the titles "The Duchess of Albany" and "Her Royal Highness". Shortly afterwards she came to live with her father in Florence and remained with him until he died.

Charlotte never set foot in Scotland and died, unmarried and childless, in Bologna (Italy).


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