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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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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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Count of Paris Clarifies French Succession

  May 19, 2016 at 4:09 am by

In a document written to royalty magazine ‘Point de Vue’ Prince Henri of France, count of Paris and head of the house of France, announced that he intends to settle his estate in strict accordance with the French monarchical tradition while keeping in mind the profound disability of his eldest son, Prince François, Count of Clermont: “The fundamental laws of the Kingdom, implemented when the king is too young or … Continue reading

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Visit Princess Chantal’s Exposition in the Provence

  May 14, 2016 at 2:57 am by

Princess Chantal of France, sister of the count of Paris -pretender to the French throne- will show her paintings at the lovely Hotel de Manville in Baux de Provence, close to Avignon. The exposition will be opened on May the 29th and will last until the 12th of June. The princess spends much of her time at her house in the Provence where she has painted her works. he paintings … Continue reading

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Are There Still Any Royalists in France?

  May 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm by

In the weekend of 7 and 8 May, French royalists of the Action Française gathered in Paris for a banquet, debates and a traditional nationalist parade. This year the event was attended by Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, politician for the extreme-right Front National. Mrs. Maréchal participated in a debate with the title ‘I am a royalist, what about you? Delegate Robert Prévoisin of the Action Française told RTL about the advantages … Continue reading

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Royal Gathering in Monaco to Honour King Juan Carlos I

  April 28, 2016 at 11:29 am by

On April 21st Don Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon organised a party in Monaco to honour his cousin, King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The event would have been largely unnoticed by the photo agencies and consequently the royal online community, were it not for prince Jean of France. The duke of Vendôme shared some photos of the event on his blog that were taken by David Nivière. Among the guests were … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday To The Dowager Princess Napoléon

  April 4, 2016 at 10:40 am by

Princess Alix Napoléon is celebrating her 90th birthday today. She was born as Alix de Foresta on April 4th 1926 in Marseille, France as the daughter of Count Albéric de Foresta and Geneviève Fredet. Her paternal family were loyal supporters of the house of Bourbon. Her engagement to Prince Louis Napoléon, chef of the imperial house, therefore came as a great surprise. The two married on August 16th 1949 in … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cadaval: “We Want More Children”

  April 1, 2016 at 4:22 am by

Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orleans, Duke of Anjou, his with Duchess Diane de Cadaval and their daughter Princess Isabelle featured last weeks Hola! magazine. The family posed at their home in Estoril, near Lisbon. The Duchess told the magazine that she and her husband would love to have more children She also added that her daughter Isabelle would especially love to have a brother. The Duke told the magazine that although his … Continue reading

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