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Sean.~ 07-05-2003 07:07 PM

Isabelle, Comtesse de Paris, née Princess of Orléans & Bragança (1911-2003)
 
The Comtesse de Paris has died at the age of 92. Born Princess Isabelle of Orleans Braganca in 1911, Madame married Henri, Comte de Paris, the Orleans claimant to the French Throne, in 1931. She leaves behind 10 children, 39 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren.

Regards,

Sean.~

Alexandria 07-06-2003 02:04 AM

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www.ibl.se - 04/13/1996. Countess of Paris gives the Hugues Capet prize Countess of Paris © Raphael Gaillarde / Gamma 634843

www.ibl.se - 06/11/1995. Grand prix de Diane at Chantilly Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © Marc Deville / Gamma 626248

www.ibl.se - 09/24/1994. Wedding of GuillaumeofLuxembourg Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris and count of Paris © Apesteguy-Deville / Gamma 618271

www.ibl.se - 10/22/2003. Close-up of Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © Antonio Ribeiro / Gamma 608708

www.ibl.se - 10/22/1993. Close-up of Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © Antonio Ribeiro / Gamma 608708

www.ibl.se - 10/14/1993. Price Marie Antoinette during the show "Musique au coeur". Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © Laurent Sola / Gamma 608414

www.ibl.se - 07/00/1991. Close-up of Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © Jacques D'Orleans / Gamma 585159

www.ibl.se - 04/09/1989. Close-up of Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris. © William Stevens / Gamma 560906

www.ibl.se - 10/19/1997. Exhibition of "les enfants de la vie". Isabelle of Orleans, countess of Paris and her daughter Diane of France ¨© Patrick Siccoli / Gamma 654207

www.ibl.se - 10/06/1998. Mortemer Book Fair Comtesse de Paris © Louis Monier / Gamma 666973

Alexandria 07-06-2003 02:15 AM

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www.ibl.se - 01/28/2003.Sabine Melchior-Bonnet receives Hugues Capet prize for her book on Louis and Marie-Adelaide de Bourbon Countess de Paris © Pierre-Olivier Callede / Gamma 729580

www.ibl.se - 04/00/2001. Countess of Paris at home © Julio Piatti / Stills / Gamma 739419

www.ibl.se - 04/00/2001. Countess of Paris at home © Julio Piatti / Stills / Gamma 739419

www.ibl.se - 04/00/2001. Countess of Paris at home © Julio Piatti / Stills / Gamma 739419

www.corbis.com - Countess of Paris, Dec 1995 and four of her daughters.

www.corbis.com - The Comtesse de Paris wears a sapphire tiara that once was owned by Empress Josephine.

www.corbis.com - 1951: Portrait of the Countess of Paris after her return from exile.

www.corbis.com - The Countess of Paris attends a mass celebrated in honor of her 70th birthday at the Cathedral of Eu 1981.

www.corbis.com - July 5, 1998: COUNT OF PARIS CELEBRATES 90TH BIRTHDAY AT AMBOISE

www.corbis.com - Countess of Paris 1992

www.corbis.com - CHRISTENING: THERESE, DAUGHTER OF EUDES OF FRANCE
Original caption: The Countess of Paris, Marie-Liesse (Duchess of Angouleme) and Therese (great grand daughter of the Countess of Paris). July 7, 2001

Alexandria 07-14-2003 09:33 PM

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From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. The other tombs in the chapel.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. The Spanish guests, Infanta Pilar and her niece, Infanta Cristina and Cristina's husband, Inaki Urdangarin.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. Infanta Pilar.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. Infanta Cristina and her husband.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. Eudes, HRH The Duke of Angouleme, accompanies Queen Fabiola, Prince Guillaume and Princess Sybilla.

From the Glittering Royals message board, some pictures from the funeral of the Comtesse de Paris. Queen Fabiola and Empress Farah.

ILOVEABBA 10-30-2003 08:22 PM

Madame la comtesse de paris was very lovely when she was young, Does anyone have any photographs of her to post. :flower:

sandee 11-04-2003 07:22 PM

HRH Princess Isabelle Comptesse De Paris was indeed very beautiful..Was she of french descent or was she of some other european descent?

Perillos 11-04-2003 08:49 PM

The Comtesse de Paris was born Princess Isabel of Orleans-Braganza. Her father was the Crown Prince of Brazil, but renounced his claim in order to marry her mother, an Hungarian countess of unequal birth; thus their children and descendants are styled Princes/Princesses of Orleans-Braganza rather than of Brazil. Her grandfather, Gaston d'Orleans, Comte d'Eu, was a prince of the House of Orleans who himself renounced his rights to the French succession in order to marry Crown Princess Isabel of Brazil, then tried to get his rights back after the Brazilian monarchy fell in 1889. He and his descendants were not restored to their place in the line of succession, but were accorded precedence after all other lines of the House of Orleans at functions. They are Brazilian dynasts, however, and not French nor Portuguese.

ILOVEABBA 11-08-2003 12:46 AM

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HRH Isabelle Comtesse De Paris - The story of her life.

ILOVEABBA 11-14-2003 10:46 PM

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HRH Princess Isabelle Comtesse De Paris. If the Royal Family of France still reigned Princess Isabelle would have been Queen Consort and then Queen Mother of France.

A coloured picture based on a black and white one.

Hatsumomo 01-02-2004 11:45 PM

From www.imperialereal.com:

MADAME
THE COUNTESS OF PARIS

MADAME The Countess of Paris (de jure Queen Consort of France - Most Christian Majesty), 1931 to 1999. The August Lady Isabelle became a widow in 1999. She is now the Queen Mother of France. In fact, she is knnown and signs COMTESSE DE PARIS.

In the French Royal system, the style of Madame is above all the others.

Dona Isabel Maria Amélia Luiza Victoria Teresa Joana (Michaela Gabriela Raphaela Gonzaga) de Orleans e Bragança e Dobrzensky-von-Dobrzenicz, Princess of Orleans-and-Braganza, was born in the Castle of Eu, Normandy, on 13 august 1911.


She married in the Palace Orleans in Palermo, Italy - a property of the House of France inherited from Queen Marie-Amélie, Louis-Phlippe´s wife -, the 8th april, 1931, H.R.H. Lord Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie (Louis Philippe) d'Orléans et Orléans, Prince of Bourbon-Orleans, then the Dauphin of Viennois, afterwards The Count of Paris and Head of the Royal Rouse of France.

He was born at Nouvion-en-Thierache house, on 5 july 1908 and died in Paris, on 19 june 1999 and was the son of H.R.H. Lord Jean (*1874 †1940), Prince of Orleans and afterwards The Duke of Guise and Head of the Royal House of France and of H.R.H. Lady Isabelle (*1878 †1961), née Princess and Dughter of France, Princess of (Bourbon-)Orleans.

The Count of Paris died after he commemorated comme il faut his 90th birthday.


Prince Lord Henri ascended to the Headship of the House of France in 1940, with his father´s death and became de jure His Most Christian Majesty the Lord Henri VI, by the Grace of God King of France and of Navarre, Elder Son of the Church.

The Princess speaks French, Portuguese and German and is a great writer.


In 1978, she wrote "Tout m'est bonheur", a detailed self-biography concerning herself and her origins, as well as that of her children, the eleven Princes and Princesses of France. In 1981, she published "Les Chemins Creux"; in 1989, she published in Brazil "Contos de minhas terras", which relates the old legends from Brazil, France and Bohemia.

In 1991, she gave to the public "Blanche de Castille, mon Aïeule", a biography of the venerable Queen of France who was born an Infanta of Castile (King Saint Louis IX´s mother). And she finally published in 1993 the biography of the unhappy French Queen: "Moi, Marie Antoinette".

The Countess of Paris commemorated her 90th birthday in 2001 with almost all of her relatives at her beloved Castle of Eu. The Mayor of Eu rended homage to MADAME, denominating ISABELLE D´ORLÉANS ET BRAGANCE the place around the Castle.

Perillos 01-08-2004 08:53 PM

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Originally posted by Dennism@Jan 8th, 2004 - 7:46 pm
The Comte and Comptesse de Paris with their two children at the home in exile of the Compte's father, the Duke of Guise.


Forgive me for being nit-picky, but there is no "P" in "Comtesse"! ;)

Dennism 01-08-2004 09:00 PM

You're right. You are nit-picky. But I should have noticed that anyway when I copied it.

Mandra Alexia 07-11-2008 05:22 PM

Are there pictures of her as child?

Vanesa 07-12-2008 08:12 PM

She was a great lady, very stylish and elegant at the same time. She would have made a wonderful Queen of France.

Vanesa.:smile:

Marengo 07-13-2008 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mandra Alexia (Post 798214)
Are there pictures of her as child?

I found this picture on the Hola! forum, identified as Isabelle, with her brother Pedro, her mother Elisabeth and her sister Francisca.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...franspedro.jpg

Hannelore 07-13-2008 04:10 PM

Madame grew up to look a lot like her mother!

Odette 08-09-2008 09:27 PM

It probably is way off topic on this thread but I wonder if our friends in Paris know more about the auction of the personal effects of the late Mme La Contesse de Paris. Her children and grandson Robert are putting up for auction what items she left. I believe the auction is for the 15th of August at Christie's.
Thank you.

CarolinaLandgrave 11-15-2008 10:06 AM

What a stylish and elegant woman - quite the epitome of a grande dame.....
She would have made a wonderful Queen of France....

newfan 07-08-2009 05:05 AM

i believe her mother was a countess ,bohemian not hungarien

maria-olivia 07-08-2009 05:38 AM

Madame la Comtesse de Paris was "unique" , she was the really last old royal Lady.
Altough her daughters are nice ladies no-one is stylish and elegant as she was until her old age.
Henri , the head of the House is now Comte de Paris which is normal but his second wife should not be named Comtesse de Paris.
It should remain as it was before Madame's dead : le Comte de Paris et la Princesse de Joinville...


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