Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Duke of Montpensier has arrived in the USA

September 4, 1908

Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Montpensier, son of the late Count of Paris, pretender to the French throne,  arrived in San Francisco earlier today, having traveled from the Orient on board the Pacific Mail liner Mongolia.  He is accompanied by "a party of friends," including Count H. de Bernis and Countess de Brionde.  

The New York Times reports that the 23-year-old duke is registered at St. Francis's Hotel as Mr.  F. de Villiers.

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