Family Pact of 1909

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

The Fundamental Laws

  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

Why We Use Regnal Numbers

Continuity of the Crown Many people wonder or question the practice of the French pretenders using regnal numbers when they aren’t actually on the throne. This is because of one of the Fundamental Laws called Continuity of the Crown.  It says that once the king is dead, the next in line is automatically king.  France, therefore, … More Why We Use Regnal Numbers

Nationality

What is the French Nationality? Firstly, we must say that “nationality” is a contemporary term.  The Anjouists point this out and twist it in their favour by claiming nationality was anachronistic and didn’t really exist in the Old Regime. The term did not exist, but the French knew there was such a thing as a … More Nationality

Real Legitimism

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

The Myth of Foreign Kings

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