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Prince Jean and Princess Philomena Expecting Their First Child

  July 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm by

It has been confirmed that Prince Jean and Princess Philomena d’Orleans, Duke and Duchess of Vendome, are expecting their first child together. The child is expected to arrive later this year. Prince Jean is the second son of the Count of Paris and his former wife, the Duchess of Montpensier; he married Dona Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart on 2 May 2009 in Senlis. The pregnancy of the Princess has … Continue reading

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Bastille Day

  July 14, 2009 at 4:14 am by

Even though the city of New York has already celebrated the French national day two days ahead, it’s officially on July 14th that you can crack open the champagne. Every year in France it’s the same schedule: from 8 AM to 12 PM, you get to see the military parade on TV (or for real if you happen to be on the Champs-Elysées in Paris). This défilé du 14 juillet … Continue reading

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Leopold II Wanted To Invade The Netherlands

  June 24, 2009 at 8:50 am by

New reports have revealed that King Leopold II of the Belgians (1835-1909) had plans to invade The Netherlands. These plans were found in the royal archives in Brussels by the Flemish journalist and historian Kris Clerckx. The king sent an espionage missions to get information about the strength of the Dutch army, made plans for the invasion and sent a high diplomat to France to get the support of emperor … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice d’Orleans Gives Interview to ‘Tiempo’

  May 8, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Princess Beatrice d’Orleans, countess of Évreux, gave an interview to the Spanish magazine ‘Tiempo’ this week. The princess was born as Beatrice Pasquier de Franclieu, daughter of Bruno de Pasquier de Franclieu, count de Pasquier de Franclieu and Jacqueline Térisse, born in 1941. She married prince Michel of Orleans in a low-key ceremony in Casablance, Morocco on 18 November 1967. Her husband’s father, the late count of Paris, was against … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding For The Dauphin and Dauphine

  May 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm by

On May 2nd Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme married the Spanish Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a religious ceremony at the Our Lady Cathedral in Senlis. The couple married in a civil ceremony in Paris on March 19th. The father of prince Jean is the head of the French royal family: prince Henri of Orléans, count of Paris [Prince Jean is his heir and as the website … Continue reading

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Who Stole Marie Antoinette’s Watch? And Then Brought It Back?

  April 29, 2009 at 5:17 am by

It was a crime worthy of a 007 spy or a Pink Panther villain. On Friday, April 15 1983, the LA Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Israel, closed early for the Sabbath. It was scheduled to open the next day. The guards on duty locked the building and settled in for a long night. The next morning they discovered that a gallery containing a collection of antique watches … Continue reading

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Less Than A Month To Go Until French Royal Wedding

  April 7, 2009 at 9:29 am by

Less than a month to go for the religious wedding ceremony of pince Jean of France and the Spanish Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart. The couple married in a civil ceremony on March 19th of this year, the religious wedding will be on May 2nd in Senlis. To mark the occassion German boulevard magazine Bunte has this small video with clips of the couple. It shows their engagement in Chantilly, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cadaval Writes Book

  March 25, 2009 at 7:37 am by

Princess Diane d’Orleans,duchess of Anjou and in her own right duchess of Cadaval is writing a historical novel about a Portuguese queen. In an interview with Portuguese boulevard magazine CARAS she revealed this, though she did not want to say which queen she is writing about at this stage. The book will be available in book shops next year. The duchess also started as a special reporter for the magazine, … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding Duke of Vendôme And Philomena de Tornos in Paris

  March 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm by

Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme today married Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a civil ceremony in Paris. The ceremony was sealed by the liberal mayor of the 7th arrondissiment of Paris, Rachida Dati. The ceremony was attended by a group of 60 to 70 relatives and friends. Among them the parents of the groom, the count of Paris and the duchess of Montpensier as well as his … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Princess Michael’s Book Presentation in Portugal

  March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm by

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book, The Serpent and the Moon, has had a presentation ceremony earlier this week in Portugal. The book was presented on March 3rd at the beautiful Palace of Fronteira, in Lisbon, and is now being published in Portugal by Civilização. It is a novel about the most famous love triangle in the French Court of the Renaissance, that of Henri II, Catherine de Medici and … Continue reading

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French Prince And Fiancee Attend Charity Ball in Madrid

  March 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm by

Prince Jean of France, duke of Vendôme and his fiancee Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart attended a charity ball in the Casino of Madrid. The ball was organised by the Spanish branch of the order of Malta and was attended by various members of the order The duke of Vendôme and Philomena de Tornos got engaged in November 2008. The is planning to marrying the cathedral of Senlis on May … Continue reading

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