http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/breaki ... -85-114538Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris, has died at the age of 85
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.
Died on the anniversary of Louis XVI's beheading.