Background In 1864 Prince Gaston d’Orleans married Princess Isabella of Brazil, heiress to the Imperial throne of Brazil. Prince Gaston moved to Brazil and took the Brazilian nationality. Thus, the Prince ceased to be a French dynast. In 1889, the Brazilian monarchy was illegally overthrown in a coup. Prince Gaston then hoped that he might … More Family Pact of 1909
There is an article (in Spanish) in Bekia about the Royal House of France and its recent history.
Mgr. The Count of Paris has been interviewed by Télé Star. Here is the Prince’s response about the dynastic dispute: This division is recent and concerns only a minority. From the death of the Comte de Chambord in 1883 to the 1980s, the question did not arise. I observe moreover that Louis deals, more and more, with … More The Count of Paris interviewed by Tele Star
Background The 16th century was a tumultuous time for France. The Wars of Religion dominated the landscape. And in 1584, King Henri III’s heir, the Duke of Anjou and Alençon, would die. This would leave the future Henri IV as the heir-apparent. The problem is that Henri de Bourbon was a Protestant, and all the … More Natural Right of Succession vs. Nationality?
Monseigneur the Count of Paris has written a short opinion piece on the fire at Notre Dame. More important than the fire itself, though, is the state of France and the world: But Notre-Dame-de-Paris is not the only victim of our carelessness. Amongst the ruins of our mutilated cathedral, in each of these pulverized windows, in … More The Count of Paris on Notre Dame
In the name of the Very holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. To-day, the 25th day of December, 1792, I, Louis XVI King of France, being for more than four months imprisoned with my family in the tower of the Temple at Paris, by those who were my subjects, and deprived of all communication … More Last Testament of Louis XVI
Before Capet Before Hugh Capet, we first see the rule of the Merovingians. Clovis I conquered all of Gaul, becoming the first King of the Franks. Under the persuasion of his Catholic wife, Clovis converted from Frankish paganism to Catholicism, being baptised in 508. The Carolingians came to power in 752 when Pope Zachary … More The Fundamental Laws