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Charlotte was born in May 1744, and was directly descended from the fifth king of Portugal, Afonso III, who had a son with an African Moorish woman, Madalena Gil

“Maybe it’s just getting older,” reflects the 32-year-old. “You become so palpably aware this is not a dress rehersal. There’s a big sign in blazing neon that says You Haven’t Got Long. But I think it takes a beat to learn that. Life has to knock you down in order for you to realise it, because when you’re a kid you think you’re immortal." - GQ UK November 2013