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Old 11-19-2009, 04:35 AM
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A boy for the the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme: Prince Gaston, 19 November 2009

TRH the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme are happy to announce the birth of their son, HRH Prince Gaston, on November 19, 2009.

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Old 11-19-2009, 04:37 AM
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Wish good luck to their family!!!
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Congratulations Duke and Duchess of Vendôme
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Prince Gaston - sounds like a fairytale prince
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:50 AM
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Congratulations to the couple.
Gaston is a lovely name for a little Prince.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:41 AM
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:47 AM
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So happy for them and for the Duchess of Montpensier !
Gaston was such an used name in French Monarchy long ago !!!
Let's hope there will be details and pic soon !
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:43 AM
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Congratulations to the dukes! The new prince is a Scorpio.. I like it!
Gaston is a lovely french name, but wasn't it the name of a controversial duke of Orleans (the brother of Louis XIII)?? The name could be better so..
He will be probably just happy to have a new cousin, but in theory the sex of the child isn't good news for little prince Pierre
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Gaston, duc d'Orléans (1608-1660)
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Third son of Henry IV, King of France and Marie de' Medici;
Continually plotted against his mother and Cardinal Richelieu;
Reconciled with his brother Louis XIII, he plotted against Richelieu in 1635, fled from the country, and then submitted to the king and the cardinal;
Stirred up Cinq-Mars to attempt Richelieu's murder, and then deserted his unfortunate accomplice (1642);
During the wars of the Fronde (1648–1653), he passed with great facility from one side to the other.

Perhaps the last two sentences above sum up his character.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:13 AM
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Congratulations to Prince Jean and Princess Philomena!
But most of all, welcome Gaston!
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Congratulations to Prince Jean, Princess Philomena, and to all the faithful supporters of the Orléans family. This is a day of great joy for all who appreciate the historical traditions embodied by the House of France.

A toast to little Gaston: May he live a long, healthy, and meaningful life.

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Congratulations to the couple and may little Gaston be a very happy and helathy child.
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Congratulations to the parents !!!
Gaston is very pretty name
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There is a more recent Gaston in the family, Madame's grandfather Gaston d'Orléans, who was married to the Princess Imperial Isabel of Brazil. I know nothing about him, but he sounds like a better namesake than that 17th Century Duke!
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The most recent Gaston d’Orléans was probably Gaston, Count of Eu (the son of Louis, Duke of Nemours, who himself was the son of King Louis-Philippe, and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Kohary).

Some of the namesakes of the little Prince were mentioned here.
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does he have any more names?
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All the best to the newborn prince

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Prince Gaston - sounds like a fairytale prince
I've hope you don't mind http://disney-clipart.com/Beauty-Bea...ers/gaston.gif
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In fact, Gaston is an old french name, rather rare inside this family, not melodious name. And in France, today, very ridiculous name because of famous cartoon Gaston Lagaffe and because of a popular song from Nino Ferrer.
Nobody in France would like to have a King Gaston the first ! It's like to have Dagobert the first (now popular name for dogs)!
It seems a practical joke!
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