Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Victor Napoleon a grandfather?

December 14,1910

The Marquise de Fontenoy reports today on the "unfortunate coincidence" that has "excited a considerable amount at various courts in Europe, and more especially in Europe. It appears that Prince Victor Napoleon became a grandfather on the same day he married Princess Clementine of Belgium.
The prince has spent the last twenty four years in exile in Belgium, and has had "several feminine entanglements. The "most serious of these entanglements" was the prince's relationship with Mme. Bauclaire, by whom he has two daughters and two sons.
He has never contracted a morganatic alliance with Mme. Bauclaire, contrary to "what has been alleged." In fact, no marriage ceremony - religious or civil - took place between the prince and his mistress.

{note: some sources refer to the woman as Baroness Beauclerc.]

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