Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres

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Prince Charles Louis
Duke of Chartres
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Spouse Iléana Manos
Issue Prince Philippe
Princess Louise
Princess Hélène
Prince Constantin
Princess Isabelle
Full name
Charles Louis Henri Foulques Benoît Elzéar Jean Marie d'Orléans
House House of Orléans
Father Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans
Mother Gersende de Sabran-Pontèves
Born 28 July 1972 (aged 39)
Neuilly, Paris, France
French Royal Family
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HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris

Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres (Charles Louis Henri Foulques Benoît Elzéar Jean Marie; born on 28 July 1972) is the son of Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans and Gersende de Sabran-Pontèves.


Prince Charles Louis of Orléans was born in Neuilly, outside Paris on 28 July 1972. He is a member of the House of Orléans, which is a cadet branch of the now extinct Bourbons of France. As such he holds the hereditary title of "Prince of Orléans".

His paternal grandfather was the late Henri, Count of Paris who was the Orleanist claimant to the French Throne with the title of Henri VI. As such, Charles-Louis would have the status of Petit-Fils de France with the style of Royal Highness. As his father is known as the Duke of Orléans, Charles Louis is known as the Duke of Chartres, the title traditionally given to the eldest son of the Duke of Orléans. He is the middle of three children, his elder sister being Princess Diane, Viscountess of Noailles and his younger brother being Prince Foulques, Duke of Aumale.

Marriage and Issue[edit]

He married Iléana Manos, who is the daughter of Konstantinos Manos (1937-) and Sybilla Chrissoveloni (1942-), on 21 June 1997 in Paris, France, in a civil marriage and were remarried in a religious ceremony on 28 June 1997 in Skiathos. Ileana Manos [1] descends from the Sutzu Phanariot rulers of Principality of Valachia and from Constantinoplean, Greek, Romanian and Vlach noble families such as Manos, Caragea, Argyropoulos, Soutzos, Ruzet-Roznoveanu, Mavrocordatos, Mavromichalis beis of Mani peninsula, Benakis of Kalamata, Cantacuzino; Ghika; Bogdan-Mushat, monarchs of Moldavia, Calmasul (Callimachi) and Racovitza. Ileana is the granddaughter of a first cousin of Princess Aspasia Manos, who was the consort of King Alexander of Greece, and grandmother of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia. The couple have five children:

  1. HRH Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas of Orléans (born 3 November 1998).
  2. HRH Princess Louise Marie Isabelle of Orléans (born 6 December 1999).
  3. HRH Princess Hélène Sybille Irène of Orléans (born 24 January 2001).
  4. HRH Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre of Orléans (born 15 February 2003).
  5. HRH Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine of Orléans (born 12 May 2005).


See also[edit]

Members of the French Royal Families


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Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 28 July 1972
Preceded by
Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans
Line of succession to the French throne (Orléanist)
6th position
Succeeded by
Prince Philippe
Preceded by
Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans
Line of succession to the French throne (Legitimist)
89th position
Succeeded by
Prince Philippe