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.


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.