Henri, Count of Paris was the son of Jean Duke of Guise (1874-1940), sometimes referred to as the Duke d'Orleans. His mother was the Princess Isabelle of Orléans. On the death of his father he became the principal pretender to the French throne. He was laid to rest in 1999, never having realized his dream of restoring the monarchy. European royalty sent family
representatives and elaborate floral wreaths to honor the count, who died at age 90 on June 19 at his home outside the northwestern French city of Dreux. The funeral ceremony in the town's cathedral coincided with an editorial by former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing describing the count's unfulfilled desire to found a constitutional monarchy.
Henri father was Jean Duke of Guise (1874-1940), sometimes rferred to as the Duke d'Orleans.
Henri's mother was Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878-1961). She married Jean Duke de Guise in 1899.
Prince Henri had three sisters.
Princess Isabelle Françoise Hélène Marie was born at Paris in 1. She died at Louveciennes in 1983. Her first marriage was at Le Chesnay, Yvelines Sptember 12 (civil) and September 15 (religious), 1923 to Bruno, Count of Harcourt, of the Dukes of Harcourt (1899-1930). Her second marriage was at Jouy-en-Josas, Yvelines July 12,1934, to Prince
Pierre Murat (1900-48).
Princess Françoise "Fatty" Isabelle Louise Marie was born at Paris on Chrismas in 1902. She died at Paris in 1953. She married at Palermo on February 10 (civil) and Februay 11 (religious), 1929 to Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark (1888-1940) who was divored frpm Mrs Nancy Stewart Leeds ( -1923).
Princess Anne Hélène Marie was born at Château Nouvion-en-Thiérache in 1906. She died at Capo di Sorrento, Naples in 1986. She was a Dame Star Cross, Dame Hon & Dev Sov Mil Order of Malta, Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George, Gd
Cross Saint Maurice & Lazarus. She marrie at Naples on November 5, 1927 to Prince Amedeo of Savoy, 3rd Duke of Aosta, sometime Viceroy of Ethiopia (1898-1941). He died at Nairobi, Kenya March 3 1941 during World War II. The British retook Ethiopia from the Italians.
Prince Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe was born in 1931.
HENRI Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe, Vount of Paris, proclaimed head of the House of France on the death of his father in 1940.
Henri married Princess Isabelle (1911- ) at Palermo in 1931. She was a Dame of the Star Cross Order. Her parents were Prince Dom Pedro de Alcántara of Orléans and Braganga, Prince of Grão Para and Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz.
Hemri and Isabelle had 12 children.
Princess Isabelle was born at the Manoir d'Anjou in 1932. She is a Dame Star Cross Order, Dame of Hon & Dev Sov Mil Order of Malta. She married Friedrich Karl, Hereditary Count of Schönborn-Buchheirn (1938- ) at Louveciennes, Yvelines September 9 (civil) and at Dreux September 10 (religious) in 1964.
Prince Henri is Count of Clermont. He was born at the Manoir d'Anjou, Wouluwé-Saint-Pierre, near Brussels in 1933. He has been a Consul for International Commercial Exchange and a Lt. French Army. He married in 1957 to Duchess Marie Thérèse (1934- ). Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George. She was granted the personal title of Duchess of Montpensier by the Count of Paris. She was the daughter of Philip, Duke of Würtemberg and Archduchess Rosa of Austria. They legally separated in Paris during 1977. Henri married again in Bordeaux in 1984 to Micaela (1938- ). She had previously been married to Jean Robert Boeuf. Micaela was granted the title of Princess of Joinville by the Count of Paris. Micaela was the daughter of Luis Maximiliano Cousiño y Sebire and Antonia Maria Micaela Quinones de Léon y Banuelos, Marchioness de San Carlos. The children include: Princess Marie Isabelle Marguerite Anne Genevieve (1959- ), Prince François Henri Louis Marie (1961- ) (excluded from the succession by decision of his grandfather because of his incapacity), Princess Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie (1962- ), Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie (1965- ) (Duke of Vendôme, declared eventual heir by his grandfather), and Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Maria, Duke of Angoulême (1968- ).
Princess Hélène Astrid Leopoldine Marie was born at the Manoir d'Anjou in 1934. She is a Dame Hon & Dev Sov Military Order of Malta. She married at Louveciennes (civil) on January 16 and at Dreux (religious) on January 17, 1957 to Evrard (1927- ), Count of Limburg-Stirum, Bailiff Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George. He was the son of Thierry, Count of Limburg-Stirum, Bailiff Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George, Kt Golden Fleece (Austria), Kt Order of Saint Januarius, and Princess Marie Immaculée of Croy, Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George.
Prince François Gaston Michel Marie was born at the Manoir d'Anjou in 1935. He was killed in action at Taourirt, Algeria in 1960. France at the time was fighting a colonial war in Algeria. He was created Duke of Orléans posthumously by his father. He was a Sub-Lt 7th Bn Chasseurs Alpins. He was posthumously awarded the Croix de la valeur militaire and medaille commemorative d'Algèrie, Kt Leg Hon.
Princess Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie was born at the Manoir d'Anjou in 1938, Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George. She married at Louveciennes May 11 (civil) and at Dreux May 12 (religious in 1965. She married Carlos, Infant (prince) of Spain, Duke of Calabria, Head of the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1938- ). He became a banker.
Princess Diane Françoise Marie was born a Petrópolis, Brazil in 1940. We re not sur hy the family ws in Bazil. Perhaps they were seeking sftey from World War II. Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint George. She married at Altshausen, Würtemberg on July (civil) and July 21 (religious) in 1960 to Carl, Duke of Württemberg, Head of the Royal House of
Württemberg (1936- ).
Prince Michel Joseph Benoit Marie, Count of Evreux, was born at Rabat, Morocco in 1941. Morocco at the time was contolled by the pro-German Vicy Government. Michel became a banker. He married (declared non dynastic by his father) at the French Consulat General, Casablanca November 17 (civil) and at the Church of Notre-Dame des Flots, An-Diab, nr Casablanca Nvember 18 (religious) in 1967 to Beatrice (1941- ). She was the daughter of Count Bruno Pasquier de Franclieu and Jacqueline Terisse. They separated in 1994. The children included: Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie (1968- ), Princess Adelaide Jeanne Marie (1971- ), Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis (1973- ), and Prince Francois Carl Frederic Bruno Marie (1982- ).
Prince Jacques Jean Yaroslav Marie, Duke of Orléans wa born at Rabat, Morocco in 1941. He was a fraternal twin with Prince Michel. He married at Ansouis, Vaucluse on August 2 (civil) and August 3 (religeous) in 1969 to Gersende (1942- ). Shge was the daughter of Foulques de Sabran Pontevès, 6th Duke of Sabran, and Roselyne Manca-Amat de Vallombrosa. heir children included: Princess Diane Marie Laure (1970- ), Prince Charles-Louis Henri Foulques Benoit Elzéar Jean Marie, Duke of Chartres (1972- ), and Foulques Thibaut Robert Jacques Géraud Jean Marie, Duke of Aumale, Count of Eu (1974- ).
Princess Claude Marie Agnes Catherine was born at Larache, Morocco in 1943. Morocco by this time had been liberated by the Allies. Gd Cross Constantinian Order of Saint
George, Gd Cross Order of Saints Maurice & Lazarus. She was married at Sintra, Portugal in 1964 to Prince Amadeo of Savoy (1943- ), 5th Duke of Aosta, Kt of Annunciata, etc. He ws the son of Prince Aimone of Savoy, 4th Duke of Aosta. They were legally separated at Florence in 1976. The marriage was dissolved by divorce at Port au Prince, Haiti in 1982 and annulled at Rome in 1987). The Princess then married at Port au Prince in 1982 to Arnaldo R La Cagnina (1929- ), an art publisher in Milan, Italy. That marriage also ended in divorce.
Princess Chantal Alice Clotilde Marie was born at Pamplona, Navarre in 1946. She married at Dreux in 1972 to Baron François Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue (1943- ).
Prince Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert, Count of La Marche was born at Ranholas, near Sintra, Portugal in 1948. He died at Bamangui, Central Africa in 1983. He married (declared non dynastic by his father) at Edinburgh, Scotland in 1972 to Marion (1942), daughter of James Gordon-Orr and Mercedes Devia from Chile. They had two children: Prince Robert Benoit Paul Henri James Marie, Count of La Marche (1976- ) and Prince Louis-Philippe Albert Francois Marie (1979-80) Both children were born in Edinburgh.
The count, whose full name was Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis-Philippe d'Orleans, was a direct descendant of Louis-Phillipe, the last king of France who abdicated in 1848. Writing in the conservative Le Figaro, Giscard recalled meeting privately with the count at his home for the last time on April 15. According to Giscard, the count described an aborted plan to run for the presidency in the early 1960s. Giscard said the count had approached then-President Gen. Charles de Gaulle, asking to be appointed president of the French Red Cross--which he said would be the ideal platform from which to promote his royalist views. If elected, the count would have proposed a constitutional reform to set up a monarchy similar to Britain's, Giscard wrote. De Gaulle didn't try to talk the count out of his plan, but said he could not give him the post, Giscard wrote. The count then
abandoned the project.
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