Tuesday, August 19, 2008

France to restore Bourbons ????

August 19, 1941 It was reported today by diplomats that there may be an Axis-sponsored restoration of the French throne. A new scheme was "being considered at Berlin and Vichy," that may put 32-year-old Prince Henri, Count of Paris, on the French throne. He currently lives in Morocco with his family, as he awaits a possible call back to Paris. Henri succeeded as head of the house on August 28, 1940 following the death of his father, Prince Jean, Duke of Guise.

2 comments:

Gary H. said...

Interesting item. I have read elsewhere that General De Gaulle also courted the Comte to become a figurehead for the Free French. Would be interested if you knew anything about that.

BTW, Marlene, Congratulations on the new site! I am really enjoying it.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I have read that about the Count of Paris in articles, etc.