We have said it before and will say it again: we are Legitimists. “What is a Legitimist?” you might say. Or aren’t the supporters of Don Luis Legitimists? Definition and Etymology First, we must define what Legitimism/a Legitimist is. Google defines it as “support for a ruler who claim to a throne is based on … More Real Legitimism
Anjouists love to cite the Duke of Saint-Simon who said “if the king is not French he becomes so upon becoming king.” Context This claim is patently absurd, as can be shown by looking at history and the context of when it was written. This was written in 1711, near the end of War of … More Refuting Saint-Simon
Anjouists claim there have been “foreigners” who have become kings of France. Famously they cite Philip IV, Louis X, Francis II, Henri III, and Henri IV. It is important to state that the requirement of the king being French only came into being after the Hundred Years’ War and was confirmed by Arrêt le Maistre of … More The Myth of Foreign Kings
Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza and head of the Royal House of Portugal made some comments on the French dynastic dispute. It should be noted these comments were made prior to the death of the late Count of Paris. It seems obvious to me that from the point of view of the French dynastic law … More Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza on the Dynastic Dispute
There is an Anjouist out there by the name of Louis de Lauban. I hope none of you out there have the unfortunate displeasure of ever coming across him. He is the same person I referred to previously (though not by name). It is his modus operandi to put down and insult everyone who disagrees … More Louis de Lauban: Asinine Propagandist
It is important to note the differences between the Kingdom of Poland and that of Spain — that is to say — the differences between the situations of Henri III and Felipe V of Spain. Poland Poland was an elective monarchy. Henri III was forced to sign the Pacta Conventa, in which Henri acknowledged the system of … More Poland vs. Spain
It is with great sadness that we must report the death of HRH the Count of Paris, de jure King of France. We, of course, send our most heartfelt condolences to King Jean and the Royal House of France. Vive le Roi Jean IV!
Time and again we come back to this debate. Arrêt le Maistre denies the throne to “foreign princes,” calling it “contrary to the Salic law.” But the question is, what did the Parlement of Paris mean by “foreign prince.” We, of course, contend that the words should be read by their plain, natural meaning — … More What is a “Foreign Prince”?
The short answer is His Royal Highness the Count of Paris, titular Jean IV of France. To understand this, there needs to be an explanation of history and law. The Fundamental Laws Legitimate succession to the French throne is based upon the Fundamental Laws of the Kingdom of France, which are: 1. Hereditary succession. The throne passes … More Who is the rightful King of France?
Anjouists love to cite Henri François d’Aguesseau as evidence that a Prince of the Blood does not lose his right of succession by becoming a foreigner. We will refute the claims made by d’Aguesseau. Here is the text in question: [62r] February 1713. Observations of the Attorney General d’Aguesseau on a draft letters patent for … More Refuting d’Aguesseau