The Duke of Anjou’s 40th Birthday
On 25 April, Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, the current Bourbon pretender to the former French Throne, celebrated his fortieth birthday.
Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou was born HRH Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon on 25 April 1974 in Madrid, Spain. He is the second son and youngest child of Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Càdiz and his wife, Doña María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiù Franco, who herself is the granddaughter of Francisco Franco. He has a brother, Francisco de Asís, Duke of Bourbon, who passed away in 1984. His full name is, in Spanish, Alfonso Jaime Marcelino Manuel Víctor María de Borbón y Martínez-Bordiú.
On 5 November 2004 in Caracas, he was married civilly to María Margarita Vargas Santaella, which was then followed by a religious ceremony on 6 November 2004 in La Romana, the Dominican Republic. The couple have three children together: Princess Eugénie de Bourbon (born in 2007), Louis, Duke of Burgundy and Alphonse, Duke of Berry (twins, born in 2010). The family are currently residing in Madrid, Spain.
If France had restored its monarchy, Louis Alphonse would now be known as King Louis XX of France. According to French nationals, the Duke of Anjou also holds the title of Prince of the Blood, or prince du sang in French.Filed under France
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