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The Duchess of Vendôme and Prince Gaston visit Salon de l’Agriculture

  February 24, 2011 at 6:20 am by

HRH the Duchess of Vendôme, Princess Philomena of Orléans, and her son, Prince Gaston, visited the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris, France, on February 22, 2011. The little Prince was most interested in the cows, chickens, donkeys and Irish Greyhounds. The Salon de l’Agriculture is an agricultural trade fair that takes place from February 19 till February 27, 2011. More information about the trade fair can be found at their … Continue reading

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First Birthday of Prince Gaston of Orléans

  November 24, 2010 at 5:31 am by

HRH Prince Gaston of Orléans, the son of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of France, celebrated his first birthday on November 19, 2010. After his father, Prince Gaston is second in line to the headship of the Royal family. On his birthday, his father chaired the Gens de France meeting and both the Duke and the Duchess attended the reception after the meeting. … Continue reading

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The Duke of Vendôme chairs Gens de France meeting

  November 20, 2010 at 7:55 am by

The Duke of Vendôme, Prince Jean of France, chaired a meeting of the associaton “Gens de France” on November 19, 2010 in Paris. Gens de France translates as “People of France” and the Duke is the president of Gens de France. The wife of the Duke, HRH Princess Philomena, and the brother of the Duke, HRH the Duke of Angoulême, Prince Eudes of France, also attended the meeting. The association … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Vendôme Visit ‘Their’ Duchy

  November 1, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme, and his wife Princess Philomena visited the city of Vendôme on October 28th. They were invited by the mayor of the city, Mme Catherine Lockartand by the director of the institute of National Patrimony, Mr. Roch Payet to attend a ceremony organized to inaugurate the restored bust of King Henri IV. The buste is situated in the parc of Chateau Vendôme, a castle … Continue reading

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Prince Sixte Henri Tries to Stop Japanese Pop Art Exposition at Versailles

  October 25, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Prince Sixte Henri of Bourbon-Parma (uncle of the Duke of Parma) and a palace of Versailles defence group are trying to start a law suit to stop the exhibition of the works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Twenty two works of neo-pop-art artist Murakami are exhibited in the palace of Versailles and its gardens from September 14th to December 12th 2010. Murakami is regarded as a founder of the ‘super … Continue reading

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Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  February 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm by

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orleans, duke of Anjou, and his Portuguese wife, princess Diane d’Orleans, duchess of Anjou, duchess of Cadaval went on a pilgrimage to Israel with a delegation of the order of Saint Lazare, and its chairman the count Piccapietra. The group went to the holy land in the first week of January, as can be read on the website of the duke. The group visited the mount of … Continue reading

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Princesses Attend Telva Beauty Awards 2010

  January 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm by

The Spanish fashion magazine Telva organised its annual Telva Beauty Awards yesterday. The event was held in Madrid and was attended by a lot of Spanish celebrities and socialites. Among the guests was princess Beatrice d’Orléans, who has been living in Spain for decades. The princess was dressed in a grey coat and showed her best smile to the photographers. Another royal guest was princess Carla of Bulgaria, daughter-in-law of … Continue reading

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Requiem Mass For King Louis XVI

  January 27, 2010 at 9:29 am by

On January 21st, it was exactly 216 years ago that King Louis XVI was guillotined in front of a cheering crowd at the place de la revolution (now place de la Concorde). To commemorate his death, a requiem mass was held in the church of Saint Germain l’Auxerrois by Monseigneur Renauld de Dinechin. The reqieum mass was attended by a lot of people, among them the count of Paris, pretender … Continue reading

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Duchess of Württemberg Made a Knight in The Légion d’Honneur

  January 5, 2010 at 11:39 am by

According to the blog ‘Noblesse & Royautés’, the Duchess of Württemberg has been made a knight in the Légion d’Honneur on January 1st 2010. According to the website the duchess was elevated into the ranks of the knights for 38 years of dedication to artistic and associative activities. The duchess of Württemberg was born as princess Diane Françoise Maria da Gloria of France and is the daughter of the late … Continue reading

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Best Wishes for the New Year from the Duke of Vendôme

  January 5, 2010 at 11:16 am by

On his forum for the association ‘Gens de France’, the duke of Vendôme, 2nd son of the pretender to the French throne, wishes everybody a happy 2010. He calls 2009 a year of great events: his engagement and wedding to the Spanish Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart, followed by the birth and baptism of his son prince Gaston. He also refers to the presentation of his book ‘Un Prince Français’. … Continue reading

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Presentation of Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie

  December 2, 2009 at 6:13 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme proudly presented their newborn son, Prince Gaston, during a photo session on November 26, 2009. The shoot, which was taken in Prince Jean and Princess Philomena’s Parisian apartment, also featured Gaston’s proud grandmother, Princess Marie-Therese, Duchess of Montpensier. Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie was born on November 19, 2009. The little Prince is the first child for the Dauphin and Dauphine, who were married … Continue reading

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Baby Joy for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  November 19, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Prince Jean and Princess Philomena, Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, welcomed a son today. The baby’s first (and so far, the only-known) name is Gaston. The little Prince is the first child for the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, who were married earlier this year (civilly, on March 19 and religiously, on May 2). Princess Philomena’s pregnancy was announced in July. Gaston is the 8th grandchild of the Count of … Continue reading

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Birthdays of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte and Emanuela de Dampierre

  November 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm by

Two Royal Nonagenarians – Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg and Emmanuelle de Dampierre, Duchess of Segovia – celebrated their respective 93rd and 96th birthdays recently. Count Carl Johan Bernadotte was born as Prince Carl Johan Arthur of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, on October 31, 1916 as the fifth and youngest child of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden) and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Montpensier In Public Again

  October 29, 2009 at 8:17 am by

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Montpensier has appeared in public again for the first time after she fell ill this spring. The duchess, who was dressed in a black dress with a two string pearl necklace, attended the gala Andre-Charles Boule Exhibition “A new style for Europe” at the old Opera in Frankfurt (Germany). She was accompanied by one of her sons, the duke of Vendôme. His wife stayed home, … Continue reading

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Birthday of Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon

  October 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm by

Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon, the twin children of Louis, Prince Napoléon and Alix de Foresta, were born on October 19, 1950. Their father, Prince Louis, was the claimant to the Imperial Throne of France and was known as Napoleon VI among the Bonapartists. Their mother, Alix de Foresta, was born to Comte and Comtesse de Foresta. Although she was not born a Princess (the only consort of the … Continue reading

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Duke of Vendôme Quarrels With Father

  October 13, 2009 at 6:07 am by

A new classic Orleans feud has been made public in this weeks issue of Point de Vue. This time the heir to the dynasty, prince Jean, attacked his father, the count of Paris. The count is the head of the Orleans family and one of the pretenders to the French throne. The count recently married Micaela Cousiño in a religious ceremony in Arcangues. The couple married in a civil ceremony … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 27, 2009 at 11:28 am by

TRH Prince Henri and Princess Micaela d’Orleans, Count and Countess of Paris, married yesterday in a religious ceremony in Arcangues, France. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in 1984, after the divorce of the Count from his first wife Maria Teresa of Wurttemberg, Duchess of Montpensier; the religious wedding took place after the annulment of the Count’s previous marriage was granted by the Roman Rota last year. Despite … Continue reading

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Wedding Details of the Marriage of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 25, 2009 at 7:16 pm by

A day before the religious wedding of the count and countess of Paris, French royalty blog ‘Noblesse & Royauté’ reveals some details about the wedding. It was already known that the wedding would be celebrated Arcangues, but the blog has some new information. The mass will be celebrated by father Dominique Dye, chapelain of the order of Malta, and by abbé Jean-Marie Mouhica. During the mass music from Bach will … Continue reading

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These days in History – August 11-14

  August 15, 2009 at 12:57 am by

Many interesting historical events happened on August 11 – 14: legendary battles, death of the most famous woman in history, first and last days for a number of Monarchs… If you want to learn what important things happened in (royal) History on these August days, read on. August 11, 2492 BC – The defeat of Bel by Hayk and founding of the Armenian nation The legend of Hayk, as typical … Continue reading

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