Henri, Count of Paris (born 1933)

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Henri d'Orléans
Count of Paris, Duke of France
Henri d'Orléans, comte de Paris, à Poissy, le 27 avril 2014..jpg
Orléanist pretender to the French throne
Pretence19 June 1999 – present
PredecessorHenri, Count of Paris
Heir apparentPrince Jean, Duke of Vendôme
Born (1933-06-14) 14 June 1933 (age 85)
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Spouse
Micaela Cousiño Quiñones de León
(m. 1984)
IssuePrincess Marie of Liechtenstein
François, Count of Clermont
Princess Blanche
Jean, Duke of Vendôme
Eudes, Duke of Angoulême
HouseOrléans
FatherHenri, Count of Paris
MotherPrincess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza

Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris, Duke of France (Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans; born 14 June 1933), is head of the House of Orléans. He is one of the current pretenders to the defunct French crown as Henry VII.

Henri is a descendant in the male-line of France's "Citizen-King" Louis-Philippe d'Orléans (ruled 1830–1848), he is also recognized as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists, called Unionists, who call him as the rightful heir of Henri de Bourbon, Count of Chambord, the last patrilineal descendant of King Louis XV.[1][2]

Henri of Orléans is a former military officer as well as an author and painter.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Willis, Daniel (1999). "The Royal Family of France". The Descendants of Louis XIII. Baltimore: Clearfield. pp. 94–97, 806. ISBN 0-8063-4942-5.
  2. Elliot, Matthew (17 May 2016). "Could restoring a bunch of kings solve Europe's democratic deficit?". New Statesman. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  3. Montjouvent, Philippe de (1998). Le Comte de Paris et sa Descendance. France: Editions du Chaney. pp. 180–183, 193–195, 203–211. ISBN 2-913211-00-3.