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Henri, Comte de Paris, Duc de France
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Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, Comte de Paris, Duc de France is the Orleanist pretender to the French throne. As king, he would be Henri VII.

He was born on June 14, 1933, as son of Henri, Comte de Paris and his wife Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza. He was born in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, because a 1886 law banned the heirs of formerly reigning French dynasties from entering France. This law was only abrogated in 1950, but Henri had already been allowed to enter France by special favour of President Vincent Auriol in 1948.

On August 25, 1940, Henri's grandfather, Jean, Duc de Guise died. His father was now recognised by most French royalists as head of the French royal house, and Henri became their dauphin.

He studied at the Institut des Sciences Politiques in Paris. After that, he served in the military, notably during the Algerian War of Independence.

On July 5, 1957, he married Duchess Marie-Thérèse of Württemberg (born 1934). He received the title Comte de Clermont. Five children were born out of this union.

MARIE (born 1959) married Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (born 1949), and has issue
FRANÇOIS (born 1961), Count of Clermont, severely disabled.
BLANCHE (born 1962), severely disabled.
JEAN (born 1965), Duke of Vendôme and Dauphin de Viennois, unmarried.
EUDES (born 1968), Duke of Angoulême, married to Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (born 1969), with whom he has two children

Thérèse (born 2001)
Pierre (born 2003)
The marriage was unhappy, and ended up in a divorce in 1984. That same year Henri married Micaela Cousiño Quinones de Leon (born 1938). As this marriage was not celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church, it was not recognised by a number of French royalists. Henri's father, too, was furious; he disinherited Henri and stripped him of his titles and gave him the lesser-valued title Comte de Mortain (a slight hint: whereas Clermont was once held by for example the cadet son of St Louis who became the ancestor of the Bourbon line, Mortain had been held for example by John Lackland of England, who at that time was regarded as lacking land and inheritance). Henri, and a number of French royalists who considered it impossible for a head of the royal house to unilaterally disinherit someone, never recognised his father's decision, and refused all mail addressed to him as Comte de Mortain. Meanwhile, Marie-Thérèse, the former Comtesse de Clermont, was granted the title "Duchesse de Montpensier" by her father-in-law.

After a couple of years, tensions lessened, and Henri's father reinstated him as dauphin and gave Micaela the title "Princesse de Joinville".

In an attempt to establish his legal rights as head of the Royal House of France, Henri launched an unsuccessful court case (1987-1989) in which he challenged his rival Luis Alfonso, "Duc d'Anjou"'s right to use the undifferenced Royal Arms. The French courts denied that they had jurisdiction over the dispute and did not address the merits of the case.

On June 19, 1999, Henri's father died and Henri became the new head of the French royal house (according to his supporters). He took the titles Comte de Paris and Duc de France. His wife became known as Duchesse de France, in order to enable Henri's widowed mother to continue to use the title Comtesse de Paris. On July 5, 2003, Henri's mother died, and Micaela started to use the title Comtesse de Paris.

After his father's death, Henri annulled his father's decision to disinherit his brothers Michel (Comte D'Evreux) and Thibaut (the late Comte de la Marche) from their rights to the throne, because they married commoners. He also bestowed titles upon his nephews by brother Jacques, Duc d'Orleans, Prince Charles-Louis of Orléans, Duke of Chartres (11 Jul 1972 - ), m. 21/28 Jun 1997 Ileana Manos (22 Sep 1970 - ), and Prince Foulques of Orléans, Duke of Aumale (9 Jul 1974 - ) and comte d'Eu Foulques d'Orleans .

He also recognised his eldest, disabled, son François as heir, with the title Comte de Clermont, with a 'regency' by his middle son, Prince Jean, Duke de Vendome.

This is from :

And their names and titles

Henri (VI) né en 1908, comte de Paris, mort en 1999.

       épouse en 1931: Isabelle fille de Pierre prince de Grâo-Parâ, morte en 2003. cf: Dynastie de Bourbon-Orléans.

           11 enfants:

               - Isabelle née en 1932.

                       épouse en 1964: Frédéric né en 1938, comte von Schörnborn-Buchheim.

               - Henri comte de Paris. cf: dessous.

               - Hélène née en 1934.

                       épouse en 1957: Evrard né en 1927, comte de Limbourg-Stirum.

               - François né en 1935, duc d'Orléans, tué en 1960.

               - Anne née en 1938.

                       épouse en 1965: Charles duc de Calabre. cf: Dynastie de Bourbon-Deux-Siciles.

               - Diane née en 1940.

                       épouse en 1960: Charles duc du Wurtemberg. cf: Dynastie du Wurtemberg.

               - Michel né en 1941, comte d'Evreux. jumeau de Jacques.

                       épouse en 1967: Béatrice Pasquier fille de Bruno comte de Franclieu, née en 1941.

                           4 enfants:

                               - Clotilde née en 1968.

                                       épouse en 1993: Edouard Crépy né en 1969.

                               - Adélaïde née en 1971.

                               - Charles né en 1973.

                               - François né en 1982.

               - Jacques né en 1941, duc d'Orléans. jumeau de Michel.

                       épouse en 1969: Gersende fille de Foulques duc de Sabran-Ponteves, née en 1942.

                           3 enfants:

                               - Diane née en 1970.

                               - Charles né en 1972, duc de Chartres.

                                       épouse en 1997: Illéana Manos née en 1970.

                                           1 enfant:

                                               - Philippe né en 1998.

                               - Foulques né en 1974, duc d'Aumale et comte d'Eu.

               - Claude née en 1943.

                       épouse en 1964: Amédée duc d'Aoste. Divorce en 1982. cf: Dynastie de Savoie-Carignan.

                                     en 1982: Arnold La Cagnina né en 1929.

               - Chantal née en 1946.

                       épouse en 1972: François né en 1943, baron de Sambucy de Sorgue.

               - Thibaud né en 1948, comte de La Marche, tué en 1983.

                       épouse en 1972: Marion fille de James Gordon-Orr née en 1941.

                           2 enfants:

                               - Robert né en 1976, comte de La Marche.

                               - Louis-Philippe né en 1979, mort en 1980.

Henri (VII) né en 1933, comte de Mortain, puis devient comte de Clermont, puis devient comte de Paris.

       épouse en 1957: Thérèse duchesse de Montpensier fille de Philippe duc du Wurtemberg. Divorce en 1984.

                                     cf: Dynastie du Wurtemberg.

                     en 1984: Micaela Cousino y Quinones de Leon née en 1938, princesse de Joinville.

           5 enfants du premier mariage:

               - Marie née en 1959.

                       épouse en 1989: Gundehar von und zu Liechtenstein. cf: Dynastie de Liechtenstein.

               - François né en 1961.

               - Blanche née en 1962.

               - Jean né en 1965, duc de Vendôme.

               - Eudes né en 1968, duc d'Angoulême.

                       épouse en 1999: Marie de Rohan-Chabot née en 1969.

The Duke of Chartres has more than the children here mentioned.  Likewise with the Duke of Angoulême.

Arturo Beéche

Maybe this link can interest you Reco, they have some recent birth :


These are the male line descendants of the lte Count of and Countess of Paris:

1) Henri Philippe Pierre Marie, Cte de Clermont et de Mortain; on the death of his father he assumed the title Comte de Paris, and also that of "Duc de France"; b.Woluwe-Saint-Pierre 14 Jun 1933; m.1st Dreux 5 Jul 1957 (div 1984) Marie-Therese Dss of Württemberg, cr 1984 Dss de Montpensier (b.Altshausen 12 Nov 1934); m.2d Bordeaux 31 Oct 1984 Micaela Cousiño, cr Pss de Joinville (b.Vichy 30 Apr 1938 )

1.1) Marie Isabelle Marguerite Anne Geneviève, b.Boulogne-sur-Seine 3 Jan 1959; m.(civ) Dreux 22 Jul 1989 (rel) Friedrichshafen 29 Jul 1989 Gundakar Pr von und zu Liechtenstein (b.Vienna 1 Apr 1949)

1.2) François Henri Louis Marie, Cte de Clermont, b.Boulogne-sur-Seine 7 Feb 1961

1.3) Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie, b.Ravensburg 10 Sep 1962

1.4) Jean Charles Pierre Marie, Duc de Vendôme, "Dauphin de Viennois", b.Boulogne-sur-Seine 19 May 1965

1.5) Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie, Duc d'Angoulême, b.Paris 18 Mar 1968; m.(civ) Dreux 19 Jun 1999 (rel) Antrain 10 Jul 1999 Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (b.Paris 29 Jun 1969)
1.5.1) Thérèse Isabelle Marie Eléonore (b.Cannes 23 Apr 2001)
1.5.2) Pierre Jean Marie (b.Cannes 6 Aug 2003)

2) Michel Joseph Benoît Marie, Cte d'Evreux, b.Rabat, Morocco 25 Jun 1941; m.(civ) Casablanca 17 Nov 1967 (rel) Ain-Dieb, nr Casablanca 18 Nov 1967 Béatrice Pasquier de Franclieu (b.Neuilly-sur-Seine 24 Oct 1941)

2.1) Clothilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie, b.Casablanca 4 Dec 1968; m.Neuilly-sur-Seine 26 Jun 1993 (rel) Villamanrique de la Condesa 18 Sep 1993 Edouard Crépy (b.Croix 19 Jan 1969)
- four children

2.2) Adélaïde Jeanne Marie, b.Paris 11 Sep 1971; m.Fontainebleau 27 Apr 2002 (rel) Villamanrique de la Condessa, Seville 1 Jun 2002 Pierre-Louis Dailly (b.Neuilly 28 May 1968 )

- 2 children

2.3) Charles-Philippe Marie Louis, b.Paris 3 Mar 1973
2.4) François Karl Friedrich Bruno Marie, b.Madrid 10 Feb 1982

3) Jacques Jean Jaroslav Marie, Duc d'Orléans, b.Rabat 25 Jun 1941; m.Ansouis (civ) 2 Aug 1969 (rel) 3 Aug 1969 Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès (b.Ansouis 29 Jul 1942)

3.1) Diane Marie Thérèse Agathe Hélène Isabelle Laure Rosalyne, b.Neuilly-sur-Seine 24 Jun 1970; m.Paris 6 Sep 2004 Vcte Alexis de Noailles (b.Paris 5 Sep 1952)

3.2) Charles-Louis Henri Foulques Benoït Elzéar Jean Marie, Duc de Chartres, b.Neuilly-sur- Seine 11 Jul 1972; m.(civ) Paris 21 Jun 1997 (rel) Skiatos, Greece 28 Jun 1997 Illéana Manos (b.Athens 22 Sep 1970)

3.2.1) Philippe Jacques Nicolas, b.Buenos Aires 3 Nov 1998
3.2.2) Louise Marie Isabelle, b.Paris 6 Dec 1999
3.2.3) Hélène Sybille Irène, b.Paris 24 Jan 2001
3.2.4) Constantin Foulques Alexandre, b.Paris 15 Feb 2003
3.2.5) Isabelle Roxane Christine, b.Paris 12 May 2005

3.3) Foulques Thibaut Robert Jacques Géraud Jean Marie, Duc d'Aumale, Cte d'Eu, b.Paris 9 Jul 1974

4) Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert Marie, Cte de la Marche (Sintra, Portugal 20 Jan 1948-Bamingui, Central Africa 23 Mar 1983); m.(morganatically, according to Orléanist house law) Edinburgh 23 Sep 1972 Marion Gordon-Orr (b.Santiago, Chile 4 Sep 1942)

4.1) Robert Benoît Paul Henri James Marie, Cte de la Marche, b.Edinburgh 6 Sep 1976

Sources: Le Comte de Paris et sa descendance, the Eurohistory Archive, PdeV, Theroff's Online Gotha.

Arturo Beéche

Maybe you like this site, which provides a good genealogy of the French Bourbons from Hugues Capet till today.
The desendants of Louis XIII (d. 1643).
"Selon la règle de primogéniture masculine et en application du principe d'indisponibilité de la Couronne,
le prétendant actuel   la Couronne de France serait Louis-Alphonse, duc de Bourbon, né en 1974.

Quant aux tenants de la renonciation d'Utrecht, ils considèrent qu'Henri d'Orléans est le prétendant légitime."


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