Posts Tagged ‘Duke d’Orleans’

Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, Duchesse d’Orléans: a revolutionary romance

For the last few days I had been pondering suitable Valentine’s Day posts, beyond the obvious hearts, poetry and roses. Romance, maybe? Suddenly came to mind the very unlikely story of Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre, born in 1753. Unlikely? Yes, periods of upheaval like the French Revolution often spawn extraordinary stories, and bring together […]



purse embroidered by Marie Antoinette

At auction: a purse embroidered by Marie-Antoinette

At Christie’s in Paris tomorrow, with hundreds of other royal memorabilia from the estate of the late Comte and Comtesse de Paris. The Comte de Paris, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was the Orléanist pretender to the throne of France. He was directly descended from King Louis-Philippe, who reigned in the […]