Count of Paris's death sparks a game of non-existent thrones as his son battles with another descendant of Louis XIV and Napoleon's great-great-great-great-nephew to be named his successor | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Count of Paris's death sparks a game of non-existent thrones as his son battles with another descendant of Louis XIV and Napoleon's great-great-great-great-nephew to be named his successor

The death of 85-year-old Henri d'Orleans this week has triggered a battle... for 'succession' to the non-existent throne of France.

Henri, also known as Count of Paris, was descended from Louis Philippe I, the last king to have reigned in France, from 1830 to 1848.

He was also descended from the Duke of Orléans, brother of Louis XIV - and if French royalists had had their way, Henri d'Orleans would have been dubbed Henri VII.

Now, three men are laying claim to the title following the passing of the pretender to the defunct French throne, on Monday - exactly 226 years after his distant cousin Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris.

Tags:

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA