Duchess of Montpensier In Public Again

  October 29, 2009 at 8:17 am by

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On Tuesday, the Duchess of Montpensier has appeared in public again for the first time after she fell ill this spring. The duchess, who was dressed in a black dress with a two string pearl necklace, attended the gala Andre-Charles Boule Exhibition “A new style for Europe” at the old Opera in Frankfurt (Germany). She was accompanied by one of her sons, the duke of Vendôme. His wife stayed home, as she is in an advanced stage of her pregnancy.

The duchess is the ex wife of the count of Paris, claimant to the French throne. She is the daughter of duke Albrecht of Württemberg and Archduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany. In 1957 she married prince Henri of Orleans, a marriage that ended in a divorce in 1984. The duchess fell ill on May 1st, on the eve of her son’s wedding to Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart. Due to her illness the duchess was unable to attend the wedding ceremony.
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