The Arrêt le Maistre of 1593 made two things very clear and confirmed two principles as being part of the Fundamental Laws: The king must be Catholic and French. That the fundamental laws of this kingdom be kept and the judgments given by the said court for the declaration of a Catholic and French king executed; and … More A Catholic and French King
Monseigneur the Count of Paris–de jure King Jean IV of France–is the subject of an article in The Telegraph. The man who would be king of France, Prince Jean d’Orléans, Count of Paris and heir to the Bourbon dynasty, lives in a chateau in Dreux, an hour from Paris.
There is a great deal of misinformation (and downright lies) spread by Anjouists and their propaganda machine. A great many of these falsehoods have been addressed in other articles. “There is no nationality rule” It is true that those of the Old Regime would not speak of “nationality,” but just because the word doesn’t exist … More Refuting Anjouist Misinformation
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?