Thursday, June 14, 2018

Royal Profile: Prince Henri d'Orléans, The Count of Paris, The Duke of France

Prince Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orléans, The Count of Paris, The Duke of France was born 14 June 1933 as the second child and oldest son of Prince Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans & Princess Isabelle Marie d'Orléans {Source}. He has the following siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews, etc {Source}:
  1. Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victoire d'Orléans (1932)
    1. Friedrich Karl Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (m. 1964)
      1. Damien Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1965)
        1. Deirdre Mary Ascough (m. 2002)
      2. Vincenz Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1966)
      3. Lorraine Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim(1968)
        1. Wilhelm-Wilderich Clemens Hubertus Maria Graf von Spee (m.1997)
          1. August Maria Rafael Gräfin von Spee (1998)
          2. Paul Maria Gabriel Graf von Spee (1999)
          3. Eloise Marie Friederike Gräfin von Spee (2001)
          4. Ludmilla Maria Theresa Gräfin von Spee (2002
          5. Kosmas Maria Wilhelm Serafin Graf von Spee (2007)
      4. Claire Marie Gräfin von Schönborn-Buchheim (1969)
      5. Melchor Graf von Schönborn-Buchheim (1977
  2. Princess Hélène Astrid Léopoldine Marie d'Orléans (1934)
    1. Evrad Graaf de Limburg Stirum (m. 1957)
      1. Catherine Isabelle Marie Françoise Xavière Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1957)
        1. Ortis-Armando Galrao Exposito (m 1988)
          1. Celeste Galrao (1988)
          2. Orian Galrao (1993)
      2. Thierry Henri François Xavier Christian Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1959)
        1. Katia della Faille de Leverghem (m. 1990)
          1. Gloria Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1993)
          2. Angelique Gravin de Limburg Stirum (1995)
      3. Louis Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1962)
        1. Helen Lopez y Montero (m. 1996)
          1. Jean Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1999)
          2. Inès Graaf de Limburg Stirum (2000)
      4. Bruno Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1966)
        1. Christine Myriam Ghislaine Gravin de Lannoy (m. 1999)
          1. Gaspard Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1996)
          2. Félix Graaf de Limburg Stirum (1998)
          3. Achille Graaf de Limburg Stirum (2001)
          4. Rose Gravin de Limburg Stirum (2003)
  3. Prince François Gaston Michel Marie d'Orléans, Duc d'Orléans (1935-1960)
  4. Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess d'Orléans, Dowager Duchess of Calabria (1938)
    1. Don Carlos Maria Alfonso Marcelo de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y de Borbón-Parma, Infante of Spain, Duke of Calabria (1938-2015, m. 1965)
      1. Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1966)
        1. Pedro Lopez-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia (m. 1994)
          1. Victoria López-Quesada y de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (1997
          2. Pedro López-Quesada y de Bórbon-Dos Sicilias (2003)
      2. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1967)
        1. Archduke Simeon of Austria (m. 1996)
          1. Archduke Johannes Rudolf Antonio Maria of Austria (1997)
          2. Archduke Ludwig Christian Fransikus Maria of Austria (1998)
          3. Archduchess Isabelle Rocio Maravillas Lourdes of Austria (2000)
          4. Archduchess Carlotta Adelaïde Teresa Maria of Austria (2003)
          5. Archduke Philipp Jozef Christian Maria of Austria (2007)
      3. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1968)
        1. Sofia Landaluce y Melgareja (m. 2001)
          1. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1993)
          2. Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2003
          3. Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2004)
          4. Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2007)
          5. Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2008)
          6. Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2011)
          7. Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2015)
      4. Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1971)
        1. Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano  (m. 2001)
          1. Nob. Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (2003)
          2. Nob. Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (2005)
      5. Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1976)
        1. Markos Nomikos  (m. 2003)
          1. Anastasios Nomikos (27 May 2005)
          2. Ana Nomikos (2006)
          3. Carlos Nomikos (2008)
          4. Simeon Nomikos (2012)
  5. Princess Diane Françoise Marie d'Orléans, Duchess of Württemberg (1940)
    1. Carl Maria, Duke of Württemberg (m. 1960)
      1. Friedrich Philipp, Hereditary Duke of Württemberg   (1961-2018)
        1. Princess Wilhelmine Marie zu Wied (1973, m. 1993)
          1. Hereditary Duke Wilhelm of Württemberg (1994)
          2. Duchess Marie-Amelie  of Württemberg (1996
          3. Duchess Sophie-Dorothea of Württemberg (1997).
      2. Duchess Mathilde Marie-Antoinette Rosa Isabelle of Württemberg   (1962)
        1. Prince  Erich von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1962, m. 1988)
          1. Princess Marie-Thérèse von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1989)
          2. Princess Marie Elisabeth von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg(1990)
          3. Princess Marie Charlotte von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1992)
          4. Princess Marie Hélène von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1993
          5. Princess Marie Gabrielle von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg(1996)
      3. Eberhard, Duke of Württemberg (1963)
        1. Lucia Désirée Copf (b. 1969, m. 2011)
          1. Alexander von Württemberg (2010)
      4. Duke Phillipp Albrecht Christoph Ulrich Maria of Württemberg(1964)
        1. Princess Marie Caroline of Bavaria (e 1969, m. 1991)
          1. Duchess Sophie of Württemberg (1994)
            1. Maximilien d'Andigné (engaged)
          2. Duchess Pauline of Württemberg (1997)
          3. Duke Carl Theodor of Württemberg (1999)
          4. Duchess Anna of Württemberg (2007)
      5. Michael, Duke of Württemberg(1965)
        1. Julia Ricarda Storz (1965, m. 2006).
      6. Duchess Eleonore Fleur of Württemberg, Countess von Goëss (1977)
        1. Count Moritz von Goëss (1966, m. 2003)
          1. Zeno Carl Philipp Alfonso Maria von Goëss (2004)
          1. Flaminia von Goëss (2006)
          2. Livia von Goëss (2010)
  6. Prince Michel  d'Orléans, The Count of Evreux  (1941)
    1. Béatrice Marie Pasquier de Franclieu (M. 1967, div)
      1. Princess Clotilde Jacqueline Charlotte Marie d'Orléans (1968)
        1.  Edouard Crépy (1969, m. 1993) 
          1. Louis Nicolas Marie François Stephane Corneille Crépy (1995
          2. Charles Edouard Marie Alvaro Tatiana Corneille Crépy (1996
          3. Gaspard Marie Leon Canio Corneille Crépy (1999
          4. Augustin Crépy (2005
          5. Eléonore Crépy (2007)
      2. Princess Adélaïde Jeanne Marie d'Orléans  1971)
        1. Pierre-Louis Étienne Marcel Éric Dailly (1968, m. 2002)
          1. Diego Marie Michel Louis Alexis Dailly (2003)
          2. Almudena Marie Sarah Béatrice Aline Dailly (2004)
          3. Gaetano Dailly (2009)
      3. Prince Charles-Philippe Marie Louis of Orléans, Duke of Anjou (1973)
        1.  Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, 11th Duchess of Cadaval (m. 2008)
          1. Princess Isabelle of Orléans (2012)
      4. Prince François d'Orléans, Count of Dreux (1982)
        1. Theresa Marie Dorothée Gabrielle Cathérine von Einsiedel (1984, m 2014)
          1. Prince Philippe of Orléans (2017)
    2.  Bárbara de Posch-Pastor (1952, m. 2017)
  7. Prince Jacques of Orléans, Duke of Orleans (1941)
    1.  Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès (1942, m. 1969)
      1. Princess Diane d'Orleans (1970)
        1. Alexis de Noailles (1952-2014, m. 2004-2014)
          1. Celine de Noailles (2005)
          2. Léontine de Noailles (2006)
          3. Victoire de Noailles
      2. Prince Charles-Louis d'Orleans, Duke of Chartres (1972)
        1. Ileana Manos (1971, m. 1997)
          1. Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas d'Orléans (1998
          2. Princess Louise Marie Isabelle d' Orléans (1999)
          3. Princess Hélène d'Orléans (2001)
          4. Prince Constantin d'Orléans (2003)
          5. Princess Isabelle d' Orleans (2005)
      3. Prince Foulques d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale, Count of Eu (1974)
  8. Princess Claude Marie Agnès Catherine d'Orléans (1943)
    1. Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta (1943, m. 1964-1982)
      1. Princess Bianca of Savoy-Aosta, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga  (1966)
        1. Giberto Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (m. 1988)
          1. Viola Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1991)
          2. Vera Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1993
          3. Mafalda Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1997)
          4. Maddalena Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2000)
          5. Leonardo Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (2001)
      2. Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia (1967)
        1.  Princess Olga of Greece (m. 2008)
          1. Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, Prince of Piedmont (2009)
          2. Prince Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (2011)
          3. Princess Isabella of Savoy-Aosta (2012)
      3. Princess Mafalda of Savoy-Aosta (1969)
        1. Don Alessandro Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau dei Principi di Palazzolo (1964, m. 1994, div)
        2. Nobile Francesco Ferrante Carlo Napoleone, 10th Baron Lombardo di San Chirico (1968, m. 2001) 
          1. Nob. Anna Lombardo di San Chirico (1999)
          2. Nob. Carlo Lombardo di San Chirico (2001)
          3. Nob. Elena Lombardo di San Chirico (2003)
    2. Arnaldo La Cagnina (m. 1986-1996, div)
    3. Enrico Gandolfi (m. 2006-2015, his death)
  9. Princess Jeanne-Chantal d'Orléans, Baroness de Sambucy de Sorgue (1946)
    1.  François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue, Baron de Sambucy de Sorgue (m. 1972)
      1. Axel Henri Louis Waldemar Blaise Casimir Marie de Sambucy de Sorgue (1976)
        1. Charlotte Paul Reynaud (m. 2014)
          1. Augustine Jeanne France Marie de Sambucy de Sorgue (2015)
          2. Valdemar de Sambucy de Sorgue (2016)
      2. Alexandre de Sambucy de Sorgue (1978)
        1. Anne-Cécile Christine Berteau (m. 2006)
          1. Côme de Sambucy de Sorgue (2008)
      3. Kildine de Sambucy de Sorgue (1979)
        1. Antoine Pierre Marie Stevenson (m. 2006)
          1. Jean Stevenson (2007)
          2. Sarah Stevenson (2008)
          3. Eulalie Stevenson (2010)
  10. Prince Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert d'Orléans (1948-1983)
    1. Marion Gordon-Orr (1942, m. 1972)
      1. Prince Robert d'Orléans, The Comte de la Marche (1976)
      2. Prince Louis-Philippe Albert Francois Marie d'Orléans (1979-1980)
Prince Henri was born and raised in Belgium. He visited France with his parents after the repelling of the 1886 law that exiled heirs of former French dynasties in 1950. His grandfather had died in August 1940, making Prince Henri heir to the Orléanists throne. In 1957, his father granted him the title Count of Clermont.

Prince Henri studied at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). After completing his studies, he began his career at the  Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security as a member of the French Foreign Legion. In 1962, he became a garrison in Germany, where he became a military instructor in Corsica. He left military life in 1967.

His civilian career lead him to Switzerland, where he managed a public relations firm. He was then lured back to Paris, where he's written several books:

  • À mes fils (1989)
  • Adresse au futur chef d'État (1994)
  • Désolé, Altesse, c’est mon jour de sortie (1994)
  • La France survivra-t-elle à l'an 2000 (1997)
  • Le passeur de miroir (2000)
  • La France à bout de bras (2002)
  • L'histoire en héritage (2003)
  • La Royauté de l'Homme (2016)
Henri is also a painter and has launched his own brand of perfume. In addition, he unsuccessfully contested the 2004 European elections for the Alliance Royale.

On 5 July 1957, he married Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg (1934). Together, they have five children, three children-in-law, and 12 grandchildren {Source}:
  1. Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Princess of Liechtenstein  (1959)
    1. Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein (1949, m. 1989)
      1. Princess Léopoldine of Liechtenstein (1990)
      2. Princess Marie Immaculata of Liechtenstein (1991)
      3. Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein ( 1993)
      4. Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein (1995)
      5. Prince Gabriel of Liechtenstein (1998)
  2. Prince François d'Orléans, Count of Clermont (1961-2017)
  3. Princess Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie d'Orléans (1963)
  4. Prince Jean Charles Pierre Marie d'Orléans, The  Duke of Vendome (1965)
    1. Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart (m. 2009)
      1. Prince Gaston  d'Orléans (2009)
      2. Princess Antoinette d'Orléans (2012)
      3. Princess Louise-Marguerite d’Orléans  (2014)
      4. Prince Joseph  d’Orléans (2016)
  5. Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie d'Orléans, The Duke of Angouleme (1968)
    1. Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (1969, m. 1999)
      1. Princess Thérèse Isabelle Marie Éléonore d'Orléans (2001)
      2. Prince Pierre Jean Marie d'Orléans (2003)
The couple divorced in 1984, and Prince Henri married  Micaëla Anna María Cousiño y Quiñones de León, Duchess of Montpensier, Princess de Joinville later that same year. Prince Henri's second marriage was not met without controversy. Many of his family did not speak to him for several years. On 11 February 1989 Clermont was informed, by a hand-delivered letter written by his former wife, of the engagement of their eldest child Marie, to Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein, the wedding date being set for 29 July 1989. Prince Henri had not seen his daughter in thee years, and due to his daughter's pending nuptials he and his wife were welcomed into his mother's home, but he learned that day that he would not  be escorting his eldest daughter down the aisle. His former wife had chosen to send out invitations to the wedding in her name only, omitting both her father and paternal grandfather (head of house) from the invitations. This little omission prompted Prince Henri Robert d'Orléans to call for a family boycott of the wedding. Princess Marie chose to proceed with  her wedding anyway, marrying in France civilly, on 22 July 1989, and religiously a week later in Germany, Prince Henri's only relatives in attendance were Princess Diane Françoise Marie d'Orléans, Duchess of Württemberg and his mother attended the religious ceremony. After several years of tensions, his father re-instated him as heir apparent, granting his second wife the title Princess de Joinville.

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