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Prince Francois through his siblings, arriving for the Fight It Out of Vendome"s wedding at Senlis in 2009.
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HRH Prince Francois Henri Louis Marie of Orléans, the second boy and also eldest boy of HRH Prince Henri, Count of Paris and his initially wife, HRH Princess Marie-Therese, Duchess of Montpensier (nee Duchess of Württemberg), passed away on December 31, 2017. He was 56 years old.
Prince Francois was the heir obvious to his father"s place as head of the House of Orléans, however it was a position in name only. He was born mentally handicapped as his mommy suffered fromtoxoplasmosis during her pregnancy. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at Prince Jean"s residence in Dreux. It is thought that the Duchess of Montpensier and Princess Blanche were additionally staying through the Fight It Out and Duchess of Vendome.
His father called bestowed the Clermont title on him in 1999. It was the title the Count of Paris organized before he prospered his father, Prince Henri, as the head of the imperial house. The current Count of Paris additionally named Prince Francois as his heir, yet as a result of Francois" disability, a regency would be named as soon as he flourished his father. The Count of Paris" second kid, Prince Jean, Fight It Out of Vendome, questioned his father"s decision and also proclaimed that he was his father"s heir.The announcement of Francois" death was made by both the Duke of Vendome and the Count of Paris.It is interpreted that the Prince died at Prince Jean"s house as he often spent the holidays via his brother and his household. For most of annually, he lived at the "l"Arche in Paris, a residence for mentally handicapped individuals.Prince Francois was born on February 7, 1961, at Boulogne-sur-Seine, the second of five children of then Count and Countess of Clermont. His godparental fees were his paternal grandpa, the Count of Paris, and his maternal grandmommy, Duchess Rosa of Württemberg. His first name remained in honor of his paternal uncle, HRH Prince Francois Gaston Michel Marie, Fight It Out of Orléans, that had been killed on October 11, 1960, in the Algerian War.
Prince Francois is made it through by his parents, his siblings, Princess Marie (Princess Gundakar of Liechtenstein), Prince Jean, the Battle Each Other of Vendome, Princess Blanche (who was also born mentally handicapped due totoxoplasmosis), and Prince Eudes, Battle Each Other of Angouleme and 11 nieces and also nephews.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Posted byMarlene Eilers KoenigatMonday, January 01, 2018


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Prince Eudes, Fight It Out of Angouleme, was also staying with his household.

January 2, 2018 at 6:02 AM


Une triste nouvelle. Mes pensees vont pour le prince François, ses soeurs et freres mais surtout pour sa mere, la duchesse de Montpensier, qui a toujours ete une grande mere et une grande dame!

January 2, 2018 at 7:38 AM

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Le prince François n'est pas mort à Dreux mais à Nantes (Loire-Atlantique).