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Early Baptism for Jacinthe d’Orleans

  October 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm by

Princess Jacinthe d’Orleans, the youngest daughter and child of the Duke and Duchess Vendôme, was baptised at the Eglise de Saint-Pierre in Dreux today, having just been born on October 8. The newborn princess’s godparents are Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, the Duchess of Gramont, Princess Maria-Immaculata of Lichtenstein, the Princess of Arenberg and Count Herve de Solages. The Duchess of Vendôme commented that “Jacinthe is doing wonderfully well. She is … Continue reading

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Fifth Child for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  October 10, 2018 at 8:50 pm by

On October 9, the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme welcomed into the world their fifth child, Princess Jacinthe Elisabeth Charlotte-Marie, who was born in Dreux, France. The couple already have four children; Prince Gaston (born in 2009), Princess Antoinette (born in 2012), Princess Louise-Marguerite (born in 2014) and Prince Joseph (born in 2016). The Duke and Duchess (nee Maria Magdalena Philomena Juliana Johanna de Tornos y Steinhart) married civilly in … Continue reading

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Mass for Prince François in Paris

  February 12, 2018 at 6:19 am by

On Sunday February 11, a mass for Prince François at the church of St. Francis Xavier in Paris, France. The mass was attended by members of the House of Orléans, as well as the Duchess of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. The Count of Paris, Prince François’s father, was the only member of the family who was absent from the mass. Prince François was the oldest son of the … Continue reading

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Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre Welcome First Child

  January 4, 2018 at 12:38 am by

The Facebook page of the Imperial House of Brazil has announced that Princess Alix de Ligne gave birth to a daughter on December 21. The infant was born in Rio de Janeiro and has been named Olympia. She is the first child for Princess Alix and her husband, Count Guillaume de Dampierre. The couple were married in June 2016. Princess Alix is the daughter of the 14th Prince de Ligne … Continue reading

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Prince François of Orléans Dies Aged 56

  December 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

It was announced today that Prince François of Orléans, Count of Clermont has passed away at the age of 56. The news was confirmed by both the Prince’s father, the Count of Paris, and his younger brother (and legal guardian), the Duke of Vendôme, on their respective websites. There is a little ambiguity as to the actual date of Prince François’s death: the Count of Paris’s statement says he died in the evening … Continue reading

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Prince Philippe Baptized in Palma de Mallorca

  October 25, 2017 at 10:55 am by

On the 21st of October, prince Philippe d’Orleans was baptized in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The prince is the first child of Prince Francois and princess Theresa d’Orleans, count and countess of Dreux. The prince was born in Palma de Mallorca on May 5th of this year. The intimate baptism took place in the church of Santa Creu. Among the guests were Princess Beatrice d’Orleans -grandmother of the prince-, Madame … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Yugoslav Royal Twins Baptised in France

  June 30, 2017 at 4:00 am by

June 30, 1958: Family members pose with newborn Princes Dimitri and Michael of Yugoslavia following their christening. The two infants were born on June 18 to Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy. In the photograph below can be seen: Front Row (L-R): Prince Jacques and Prince Michel of Orléans, godfathers. Second Row (L-R): Queen Marie José of Italy (maternal grandmother), godmothers Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Vendôme Turns Forty

  June 19, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The Duchess of Vendôme today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born as Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in Vienna in 1977 to parents of Spanish and Austro-Hungarian ancestry. In March 2009, Philomena civilly wed Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme ahead of a religious ceremony that May. Philomena and Jean have four children: Gaston, Antoinette, Louise-Marguerite, and Joseph. They live in Dreux, France.

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Palace Profile: Palace of Versailles

  April 30, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The rear of the Palace at sunset Location: Versailles, Île-de-France, the French Republic Built: 1623, 1631-1634 (original hunting lodge); 1661-1715 (expansion) Architect: Philibert Le Roy (original); Louis Le Vau (expansion) Commissioned By: Louis XIII of France (original); Louis XIV of France (expansion) Style: French Baroque Rooms: 700 On The Palace Grounds: The Grand and Petit Trianons, Pavillon de la Lanterne, Royal Opera of Versailles Current Owner: Établissement public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles for the French State Current Use: Tourist … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Greek-Orléans Wedding In Italy

  February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

February 10, 1929: In Palermo, Italy, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark and Princess Françoise of Orléans were married in a civil wedding ceremony. Their religious ceremony, which took much negotiating due to the couple’s differing religions, took place the following day. It was the second marriage for Prince Christopher, who had married the wealthy American Nancy Leeds in 1920 (she passed away in 1923). Christopher and Françoise had one child, … Continue reading

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Lady In Red: Queen Sofia Attends ‘La Traviata’ Opera In Valencia

  February 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm by

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia on Thursday evening, Queen Sofia of Spain attended a performance of the Giuseppe Verdi opera La Traviata. The Queen posed for photos on the red carpet with fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who designed the costumes of the opera, actress Monica Bellucci, and tenor Plácido Domingo. Sofia Coppola directed this version of the opera. Also attending were Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou and … Continue reading

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Charles Philippe and Diana Attend International Red Cross Ball

  February 7, 2017 at 6:44 am by

Prince Charles Philippe of Orléans, one of the two claimants to the Duke of Anjou title, and his wife, Princess Diana, Duchess of Cadaval were in Florida over the weekend where they were guests at the International Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach on Saturday evening. Held at the Mar-a-Lago Club, the ball was the sixtieth time the event has been held. This year’s theme was ‘Vienna to Versailles’. The Duchess posted a photograph … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Honoured For Her Commitment to Fight Cancer In Portugal

  October 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma, spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, was honored on Saturday at the third edition of “Bal de la Riviera” gala organized by the Duke of Anjou, Prince Charles Philippe. During the gala, Prince Charles-Philippe handed to Princess Lalla Salma the “Tribute Award” in recognition of her efforts and personal commitment in the fight against cancer in the North African country and beyond. The distinction was handed … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Amedeo and Princess Claude Marry in Portugal

  July 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

July 22, 1964: In Sintra, Portugal Prince Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta married the ninth child of Henri, Count of Paris, Princess Claude of Orléans. Among the guests at the wedding were the former King Umberto II and Queen Marie Jose of Italy, uncle and aunt of the groom, as well as the future King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (Amedeo and Claude first met at their wedding … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Attend Prince Albert Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala

  July 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm by

On Thursday night, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène attended a gala at the Sporting’s Salle des Etoiles that marked the 10th anniversary of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco. The Foundation was started in June 2006 by the Prince to “address the threats hanging over the environment.” During the gala, several awards were presented to individuals and organisations who have achieved in this field. Princess Charlène looked stunning in a simple burgundy … Continue reading

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Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre Marry in Beloeil

  June 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm by

Princess Alix de Ligne and Count Guillaume de Dampierre were married today at the church of Saint-Pierre in Beloeil, Belgium, the home of the de Ligne’s family castle. Wedding of Princess Alix de Ligne & Count Guillaume de Dampierre #chaeaubeloeil #Ligne #royalwedding #royals pic.twitter.com/AgazR4Cl8E — Albert Nieboer (@Royaleurope) June 18, 2016 In attendance, aside from the bride and groom’s immediate families, were Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Margareta Welcomes Guests From France

  June 14, 2016 at 8:50 am by

Yesterday, a delegation of civic and business representatives from France visited the Elisabeta Palace as guests of Her Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu. Princess Maria was also in attendance. The Royal Family of Romania website stated that the delegation included members of the members of the Unité Association Capétienne including His Royal Highness Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans and Mr Jacques-Henri Auclair, president of the association. Their visit to Romania … Continue reading

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Fourth Child For the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  June 2, 2016 at 5:07 am by

The duke and duchess of Vendôme became parents for a fourth time. Today the duchess gave birth to a son. The new prince is called Joseph. The news was posted on twitter two hours ago by French journalist and television presentor Stéphane Bern. Prince Joseph has one older brother, Prince Gaston (2009), and two older sisters, Princess Antoinette (2012) and Princess Louise-Marguerite (2014). The blog noblesse & royautes calculated that … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Chartres With Family on Pilgrimage

  May 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

Last weekend the Duke and Duchess of Chartres and their children celebrated Pentecost in a special way. The couple and their children went on a pilgrimage, walking from the Notre Dame de Paris to the Notre Dame de Chartres. The Duke of Chartres is a ‘grandson of France’. He is the eldest son of the Duke of Orleans, brother of the head of the French royal family. He married Illéana … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of Carlos of Portugal and Amélie d’Orléans

  May 22, 2016 at 8:08 am by

On this day in 1886 Crown Prince Carlos of Portugal married Princess Amélie of France, member of the house of Orléans, in a ceremony in Lisbon. Two years earlier Amélie’s aunt played matchmaker for the couple. In 1884 Duchess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg, Amelie’s paternal aunt, visited the royal court in Lisbon, where she praised the qualities of her niece Princess Amelia to Queen Maria Pia of Portugal, and also showed the queen a … Continue reading

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