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Monday, January 21, 2019

Henri, Count of Paris 1933-2019

_. Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France, Orleanist pretender to the French throne, as Henri VII, died 21 January, 2019. He was 85.

Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d'Orleans was born in Belgium, 14 June, 1933, son of Henri, Count of Paris (1908-99), by his wife Princess Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza (d 5 July, 2003), scion of the Royal House who reigned briefly in Brazil; married firstly 5 July, 1957 (div 1984), Marie Therese of Wurttemberg (b 12 Nov, 1934), fourth daughter of Philipp, Duke of Wurttemberg, head of that Royal House, by whom he had issue, five children; married secondly, 31 Oct, 1984, Micaela Anna Maria Cousiño y Quiñones de León (b 30 Apr, 1938).

The Count of Paris was known as the Count of Clermont in his father's lifetime.

The headship of the Royal House of Orleans now passes to his eldest son Prince Jean d'Orléans of France, The Duke of Vendome, who was born in 1965.

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