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Old 11-06-2010, 06:43 PM
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Oh, thank you for this info.

If my memory is correct, his mother is a daughter or a granddaughter of General Franco. Do they live with them ? I read somewhere that, though they are related, the king of Spain was not so keen on Luis Alfonso but is this true ?

Oh, this summer in Palma, I saw the Queen Sofia and her family ! I think Mrs Obama was there, too.
Yes, Luis Alfonso's mother, Carmen, is a maternal granddaughter of Franco. King Juan Carlos has frosty relations with L-A and his family partially because
1) JC supports the Orleans branch as claimants to the French throne
2) L-A signed his name as Anjou (as in Duke of Anjou), a title which has been a point of contention between the Legistimists and Orleans pretenders.
3) After Carmen married L-A's father, JC and Sofia had to be extra nice to the couple (even though Franco had already named JC as the next king) for fear of upsetting Franco.
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:44 PM
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Oh, thank you for your explanations re: my questions.

1) Oh, in that case, Juan Carlos supports Le Comte de Paris, then ? I wonder why ? If I am correct, the King is related to both Louis Alphonse and le Comte.
3) Oh, I see, but now the King does not like Louis Alphonse because he claims to be the Head of the House of Bourbon in France. That sounds rather opportunistic.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:59 AM
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1) Oh, in that case, Juan Carlos supports Le Comte de Paris, then ? I wonder why ? If I am correct, the King is related to both Louis Alphonse and le Comte.
Yes, Juan Carlos was first cousin to Louis Alphonse's father, both being grandsons in the male-line of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia. JC's maternal grandmother was Louise of Orleans, a daughter of Philippe and Marie Isabelle, Comte and Comtesse de Paris. Marie Isabelle was also an Orleans (the couple were first cousins) and an Infanta of Spain, her mother being the younger sister of Isabella II.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:16 PM
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Thank you for your message.
Do you, in that case, happen to know why the King of Spain supports le Comte but not le Duc d'Anjou ? It puzzles me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:20 PM
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Thank you for your message.

Do you, in that case, happen to know why the King of Spain supports le Comte but not le Duc d'Anjou ? It puzzles me.
I don't know the answer to that question, but someone else on the forums might know? It is strange because most royal houses do support Louis-Alphonse and given the Orleans family feuds and squabbles over money in the last few decades, L-A has increasing support. My best guess is that it has do with his parents designs for the throne for themselves that has carried over.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:47 PM
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Oh, I see. Well, you may be right re: your analysis. Maybe, the King of Spain wanted to go along with whatever has been said about the Orleans as the rightful heir to the office of the King of France (or the French). Anyway, thank you very much.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:03 AM
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The Count of Paris makes HM the King Juan Carlos angry claiming all Spanish Bourbones 'illegitime' - Vanitatis
I understand the Count was reffering the Prince Louis Alfonso's rights to the throne of France, but still it was not a wise statement...
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:31 AM
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The Comte de Paris has questioned the legitimacy of the Spanish Bourbons (and Luis Alfonso) by stating that Queen Maria Luisa, consort of Carlos IV (reigned 1788-1808) had an affair with Manuel de Godoy. Thus he is negating the royal legitimacy of Carlos & Maria Luisa's son, King Fernando VII and his descendants.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:54 PM
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I believe that it's time for equal primogeniture, and we should go back to Charlemagne and find a new line.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:38 PM
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Agree PrincessKaimi! A new line please.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:05 PM
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The actual Count of Paris should never speak about the legitimacy of a King of Spain.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:17 PM
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@PrincessKaimi Why yes, a new blood line! Alea iacta est, the die has been cast.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:36 PM
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And, this legitimacy business is really quite comical. Shall we exhume all the monarchs we can and do paternity/maternity testing?

They found that the Last Danish King of Old Denmark was not really his mother's son, even though they are buried near each other and marked as kin.

If all descendants of all royals (legitimate or not; male or female; firstborn or not) were put into the hopper as possible contenders for current thrones, oh what a contest that would be.

(I'm picturing a joint descendant of Charlemagne and Genghis Khan laying claim to everything! And since there are probably several, they'd have to contest it out, perhaps in gladitorial style).
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Which French throne? There is no throne here anymore, thank god. :-D I guess my fellows rather laugh at this "Count of Paris". Even the title is an insult for us. He should give up on it.
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I firmly believe that the legitimists are the rightful heir to the throne of the Kingdom of France headed by His Royal Highness Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou as for the Bonaparte side I firmly believe that Jean Christophe, Prince Napoleon is the head and rightful heir the to the Imperial Throne of France as the Emperor of the French.
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:28 PM
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Beatrice of Orleans: "If Louis Alfonso wants to entertain staging his coronation, let it be"
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Which French throne? There is no throne here anymore, thank god. :-D I guess my fellows rather laugh at this "Count of Paris". Even the title is an insult for us. He should give up on it.


I was wondering the same thing - what French throne? Why do the claimants to various 'thrones' throughout Europe give up returning to a throne that simply does not exists? Under what circumstances are the various members of these dethroned families are able to still refer to themselves as 'prince' and 'princess,' 'duke/duchess,' etc. Their titles exist only in their mind and sometimes out of courtesy. What exactly are many of these people trying to prove to the world? Or simply to themselves? What purpose do they serve anyway?
For instance, again, there is no throne in France, Russia, Serbia, Greece, etc. I do realize that the now-defunct royal family f Greece are considered prince/ss of Denmark, by why are the 'Prince/ss of Greece' titles still used to refer to these people? As for the 'French' throne, it does not exists anymore - what will it take for these family members to give up returning to idea that died out a very long time ago? I see all ex-royals as 'pitiful beggars!' Contrary to a belief, they do not have a GOD-given right to anything.
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Isn't there a feud between like 4-5 guys who have some way claimants to the non existing throne of France , I know that king Juan Carlos I of Spain is out eventhough a decendent of Phillip V, a grandson? Of king Louis XIV

The feuding pretenders to the "throne " of France :
Monarchy ended 24 February 1848
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Prince Henri
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If I had a choice between the Pretenders, I would choose Henri d'Orléans - or rather his son, the Duc de Vendome.

Not to mention little Gaston...
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