Originally Posted by rominet09
Am I the only one to find that ridiculous....
Why is that ridiculous? The Comte de Paris leaves the line of succession intact from most senior legitimate male agnate to the next most senior legitimate male agnate in the Famille de France. He is no King, there is no Parliament, there is no royal Constitution in force. The Comte de Paris respects the existing set of rules and sees his eldest son Prince François, Comte de Clermont as the rightful Dauphin.
Prince François sadly is not capable to act as the Head of the Maison de France and therefore his eldest brother Prince Jean is appointed as Régent du Dauphin. Prince Jean will be assisted by a Board of Guardians. It is a very elegant solution wit full respect to the undeniable royal birthright of Prince François, the eldest son of Henri d'Orléans and of Maria Theresia von Württemberg.
My esteem and admiration for Prince Henri has only grown. Instead of shoving aside, of neglecting, of hiding his mentally disabled son, he keeps his rights and his position intact. I like that very, very much. Vive le Prince!