Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans

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Prince Jacques Jean Jaroslaw Marie of Orléans, Fils de France, Duke of Orleans, was born on 25 June 1941 in Rabat, Morocco. He is the son of the late Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans (the Orleanist claimant to the French throne from 1940 until his death) and Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança.


He married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontèves on 3 August 1969 in Ansouis-Vaucluse, Franceborn in Ansouis-Vaucluse. Gersende Thérèse, born on 29 July 1942, daughter of Marie Joseph Elzéar Foulques de Sabran-Pontèves, 7e Duc de Sabran-Pontèves and Roselyne Manca-Amat de Vallombrosa, is incidentally a descendant of James II of England and his illegitimate son, James Fitzjames, 1st Duke of Berwick, through her maternal grandfather's mother, Geneviève de Perusse des Cars.[1] Her maternal grandmother was a direct descendant, in male line, of the Bonapartist Marshal Jean Lannes.[2]


  • HRH Princess Diane Marie Thérèse Agathe Hélène Isabelle Laure Rosalyne of Orleans (b. 11 July 1970), married in 2004 to Alexis de Noailles (5 September 1952 - 14 September 2014):
    • Celine de Noailles (b. 2005)
    • Léontine de Noailles (b. 2006)
    • Victoire de Noailles
  • HRH Prince Charles-Louis of Orleans, Duke of Chartres (b. 28 July 1972), married in 1997 to Ileana Manos (b. 22 September 1971):
    • Prince Philippe Jacques Nicolas of Orléans (born 3 November 1998)
    • Princess Louise Marie Isabelle of Orléans (born 6 December 1999)
    • Princess Hélène Sybille Irène of Orléans (born 24 January 2001)
    • Prince Constantin Foulques Alexandre of Orléans (born 15 February 2003)
    • Princess Isabelle Roxane Christine of Orléans (born 12 May 2005)
  • HRH Prince Foulques of Orleans, Duke of Aumale, Count of Eu (b. 9 July 1974)



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Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 25 June 1941
Preceded by
Prince Pierre of Orléans
Line of succession to the French throne (Orléanist)
5th position
Succeeded by
Charles-Louis d'Orléans
Preceded by
François d'Orléans
Line of succession to the French throne (Legitimist)
88th position
Succeeded by
Charles-Louis d'Orléans