Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans

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Prince Jacques
Duke of Orléans
Prince Jacques in 1971
Born (1941-06-25) 25 June 1941 (age 75)
Rabat, Morocco
Spouse Gersende de Sabran-Pontevès
Issue Princess Diane, Dowager Viscountess of Noailles
Prince Charles Louis, Duke of Chartres
Prince Foulques, Duke of Aumale and Count of Eu
Full name
Jacques Jean Jaroslaw Marie
House Orléans
Father Henri, Count of Paris
Mother Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
French royal family
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HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris

Prince Jacques of Orléans, Duke of Orléans, Fils de France (Jacques Jean Jaroslaw Marie; born 25 June 1941 in Rabat, Morocco), is the son of Henri, Count of Paris (the Orléanist claimant to the French throne from 1940 until his death) and his wife, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza.


He married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontevès on 3 August 1969 in Ansouis-Vaucluse. She was born on 29 July 1942 and is the daughter of Marie Joseph Elzéar Foulques de Sabran-Pontevès, 7th Duke of Sabran-Pontevès and Roselyne Manca-Amat de Vallombrosa. Gersende 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 the male line, of the Bonapartist Marshal Jean Lannes.[2]




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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