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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:51 am

The King is dead, long live the King!
Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris, has died at the age of 85

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Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and Duke of France died Monday afternoon at the age of 85. The news was announced on Facebook by his son, Prince Jean, the Duke of Vendôme.

Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France was head of the House of Orléans, and was one of the pretenders to the defunct French crown as Henry VII. A descendant in the male-line of France’s “Citizen-King” Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (ruled 1830–1848), he is was recognised as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists, called Unionists. Henri d’Orléans was a former military officer as well as an author and painter.
http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/breaki ... -85-114538

Died on the anniversary of Louis XVI's beheading. :mrgreen:

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:27 am

While we're at it, is there a current claimant to the Bonaparte line? :BigGrin3:
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Re: The France thread

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Very interesting.
Head of the House of Bonaparte (disputed)
Disputed?

So there are rival factions of Bonapartists? :lmao:
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:07 am

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Stairs of the "Conservatoire national des arts et métiers". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservat ... C3%A9tiers)

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 am

The Treasure Behind the Wall

Something in the new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris was not what it seemed.

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The story: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/fash ... -wall.html

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:04 am

Il n'y a pas chanson plus française que ... :coolspecs:

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Re: The France thread

Post by ed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:10 am

Inches my boy, inches
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:50 am

Montand, bah! Wonder if you'll make something of these lyrics:



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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:57 am

Needs sound:



(Marseille)

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Re: The France thread

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