Friday, May 20, 2016
The Count of Paris on the succession
Prince Henri, Count of Paris, the Orléans pretender to the French throne, has given an exclusive interview to Point de Vue, telling them that at his death, he will be succeeded by his first born son, Prince Francois, Count of Clerment, who is 55-years-old.
Francois' mother, Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg, suffered from toxoplasmosis during her pregnancy, which resulted in Prince Francois born with mental disabilities. This also happened during her pregnancy with Princess Blanche.
Prince Jean, Duke of Vendome, 51, will act as regent for his older brother. He is already Prince Francois' legal guardian.
The Duke of Vendome's uncle, Prince Jacques, Duke of Orleans, and his elder son, Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres will be the members of a regency council to assist the Duke of Vendome.
The Count of Paris will celebrate his 83rd birthday on June 14th. He is largely estranged from his children, including the Duke of Vendome.