Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Anjou. and his wife, Diana, 11th Duchess of Cadaval, will become parents in February 2012, reports the latest issue of Point de Vue.
The Duchess of Cadaval is 33 years old. She married Prince Charles-Philippe d'Orléans on June 21, 2008 at the Cathedral of Evora in Portugal. Charles-Philippe, 38, received the title Duke of Anjou from his uncle, Prince Henri, Count of Paris, on December 8, 2004. This was done with the agreement of King Juan Carlos of Spain.
The Duke of Anjou is the third of four children of Prince Michel d'Orléans and Béatrice Pasquier de Franclieu. According to Béatrice's memoirs, she first met Prince Michel when he was dating Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark.
Prince Michel's marriage took place at Casablanca on November 18, 1967, without the consent of his father, the Count of Paris. Because the marriage was non-dynastic, Béatrice nor the couple's four children were styled with royal titles. It was not until 1976 when the late Count of Paris permitted Béatrice to be styled as HRH Princess Michel d'Orléans, Countess d'Evreux.
Prince Henri, Count of Paris, after succeeding to the headship of the family, recognized Michel's wife and children as full members of the royal house. Prince Michael and Princess Béatrice have been separated since 1994. Béatrice, a fashion consultant for Dior, blamed the separation on her husband's lack of a career. They have no plans for divorce.
The Duke of Anjou has two older sisters, Princess Clotilde, Princess Adelaide, and a younger brother, Prince Francois.