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Old 08-24-2016, 04:16 PM
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The monarchists are even today in France. To know the future is a gift only of prophets.

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Old 08-24-2016, 04:26 PM
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Im sure that monarchists in France are a tiny minority. Its not going ot happen... unless there is some kind of coup.

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Old 08-25-2016, 12:42 AM
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It would have to truly be a miracle of all coups that the Monarchy would be restored in France. I know it won't be in my lifetime.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:10 AM
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Honestly almost nil chance. Restorations are very rare and usually restored from military coup (1st Greece, Spain, Cambodia). And the longer these defunct thrones go without restoration, less likely. In the Orleanist claim, since the 2nd republic we are on the 5th claimant. It has been 145 years, the chances of even a constitutional monarch are basically nil. The Romanians seem to be close, but the deposed king is alive. There is no gap, and even if restored under his child, will be like Spain, still a link. Greece and Bulgaria are the same, deposed still alive and a better chance than France but not likely.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:18 AM
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Restorations are most unlikely. But even non-royal Houses can speak to imagination. See the media-frenzy around the new Duke of Westminster or the late Duchess of Alba. The time that nobles were in the Government, or were mighty warlords are far behind us. The interest remain. Often they still have a fabulous patrimonium. That is also the case with the Orléans family. Be it that the father of the current head was an extremely poor manager and almost lost everything this once dazzling wealthy family owned. What is left, is safely placed into the ownership of foundations. That does not make this family less fascinating.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:39 AM
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The claim of Don Luis Alfonso de Borbón y Martínez-Bordiú on the throne of France is opportunistic bullsh*t, with pardon for the ungentlemanlike word.

Had Luis-Alfonso's grandfather (the Infante Don Jaime) not renounced his rights to the throne of Spain for him and his descendants - the Infante was deaf and dumb - then Luis-Alfonso was King of Spain now.

Then Don Luis-Alfonso, Rey de España, of course had not contested the separation into the two Houses of Bourbon by the Treaty of Utrecht, to which he thanks the very own Spanish throne is his sitting on...

Only because Infante Don Jaime (uncle of King Juan Carlos) renounced his rights, the supporters suddenly conveniently forgot the separation of the two Houses and started to attack the Orléanist claim because their candidate was a direct descendant from Louis XIV while the Orléanist line is from Louis XIV's brother, the Duc d'Orléans.

It is only because of regret about the renunciation of the Infante Don Jaime and influenced by opportunists in the entourage, that suddenly the Spanish Infante, his Spanish son and his Spanish grandson developed aspirations in the direction of France.

Was Don Luis-Alfonso King of Spain now, then he would not have laid a claim on France. Like The Infante Don Juan (Conde de Barcelona), King Don Juan Carlos and King Don Felipe never ever did.

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