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Princess Robijn 11-19-2009 04:35 AM

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.

sunshine_93 11-19-2009 04:37 AM

Wish good luck to their family!!!

QUEENECE29 11-19-2009 04:43 AM

Congratulations Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

berry 11-19-2009 05:26 AM

Prince Gaston - sounds like a fairytale prince:whistling:

Marsel 11-19-2009 05:50 AM

Congratulations to the couple. :flowers:
Gaston is a lovely name for a little Prince.

Michaella 11-19-2009 06:41 AM

Congratulations to the couple

rominet09 11-19-2009 06:47 AM

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 !

amedea 11-19-2009 07:43 AM

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 :whistling:

Warren 11-19-2009 07:56 AM

Gaston, duc d'Orléans (1608-1660)
from Wiki
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. :biggrin:

Al_bina 11-19-2009 09:13 AM

Congratulations to Duke and Duchess of Vendome! :flowers::flowers:

Odette 11-19-2009 09:15 AM

Congratulations to the happy parents!

MAfan 11-19-2009 09:27 AM

Congratulations to Prince Jean and Princess Philomena!
But most of all, welcome Gaston!

claypoint2 11-19-2009 10:19 AM

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.


Carminha Stalker 11-19-2009 10:24 AM

Congratulations to the couple and may little Gaston be a very happy and helathy child.

agami.pearl 11-20-2009 07:55 AM

Congratulations to the parents !!!
Gaston is very pretty name :wub:

Hanna Regina 11-20-2009 07:56 AM

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!

Marsel 11-20-2009 08:12 AM

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.

carlota 11-20-2009 02:36 PM

does he have any more names?

magnik 11-20-2009 03:03 PM

All the best to the newborn prince:flowers:


Originally Posted by berry (Post 1020985)
Prince Gaston - sounds like a fairytale prince:whistling:

I've hope you don't mind

reginalix 11-20-2009 03:52 PM

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.:rofl:
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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