Monday, January 13, 2014

Duke and Duchess of Orléans agree to arbitration

January 13, 1914

The Duke and Duchess of Orleans have decided to "withdraw from the courts the suit started by the Duchess for separation, alimony," and the restitution of money she had given to her husband, reports the New York Times.

The Duke and Duchess wish to avoid further scandal - and the cost of proceedings -- by agreeing to meet "submit to arbitrators" to answer questions about their property and how much money the Duke "should allow his wife after separation.

There has been great interest in the case, as the Duke is the pretender to the French throne.  He married Archduchess Marie Dorothea of Austria in 1896. 

The couple do not have any children.

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