Thursday, October 29, 2009

More on Jean d'Orléans

The Telegraph notices France's would-be king, who correctly and admirably dares to argue that the French Revolution was a horrible mistake. I wish journalists reporting on the French succession dispute would mention that the Orléans are descended in the male line not only from King Louis Philippe (1773-1850), but from Louis XIV's younger brother Philippe (1640-1701), which is the true basis of their present-day claim, if the 1713 renunciations of Philip V of Spain are accepted as valid, the senior French Bourbon line having sadly died out in 1883.

I also wish journalists would not refer to princes as "Mr"!

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