What happened to France’s monarchy?

In the latest instalment of our autumn series, looking at what led to the fall of various monarchies throughout history, Royal Central looks at the end of the monarchy in France. The most well-known episode regarding the ending of France’s monarchy is the 1789 Revolution which led to the deaths of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette. But while this event did lead to the end of the…
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European Royals

French Queen's heart stolen from museum

A 16th-century gold case containing the heart of Anne of Brittany has been stolen from the Thomas-Dobrée Museum in the western French city of Nantes during the weekend. Robbers broke in through a window and got away with the six-inch oval case despite setting off an…
European Royals

Prince François of Orléans, eldest son of Henri, Count of Paris, pretender to the defunct French throne, has died

Prince François of Orléans, the eldest son of Henri, Count of Paris, one of the pretenders to the defunct French throne, and Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg died yesterday morning, 31 December. He was 56. The announcement came from his younger brother, Prince Jean, who tweeted: “I’m sad to announce the death of my brother HRH Prince François d’Orléans occurred this…
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International royals

King of Morocco congratulates Macron for winning French election

His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco has congratulated 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron for winning the French election. Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron won 66% of the votes in the run-off between him and Marine Le Pen on 7 May. Le Pen only received 34% of the vote. Macron was the presidential candidate for the En Marche! party. En Marche! is a progressive political party created by Macron…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Éléonore de Bourbon

Éléanore de Bourbon was born on 30 April 1587 to Henri I de Bourbon and his second wife Charlotte Catherine de la Tremoille. She was closely related to the French royal family as her father was a first cousin of King Henry IV of France. She had a half-sister from her…
Prince Charles and Camilla

Charles and Camilla visit Belgium battlefield to mark #Waterloo200

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were in Belgium on Wednesday to attend the Opening Ceremony of the restored Hougoumont Farm. Her Royal Highness, Princess Astrid of Belgium, joined Charles and Camilla on their tour of Hougoumont Farm. The present Duke of Wellington, Prince Nikolaus von Blücher of Prussia and Prince Charles Bonaparte were also in attendance at Wednesday’s…
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