Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1878–1961)
|Duchess of Guise|
7 May 1878|
|Died||21 April 1961
|Spouse||Prince Jean, Duke of Guise|
|Issue||Princess Isabelle, Countess of Harcourt
Françoise, Princess Christopher of Greece and Denmark
Princess Anne, Duchess of Aosta
Prince Henri, Count of Paris
|Father||Prince Philippe, Count of Paris|
|Mother||Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain|
Princess Isabelle of Orléans (Isabelle Marie Laure Mercédès Ferdinande; 7 May 1878 – 21 April 1961) was a member of the French Orleanist royal family and by marriage Duchess of Guise.
Marriage and issue
She married, at Twickenham, on 30 October 1899, her first cousin Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (1874–1940). Jean was the son of prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840–1910) and Françoise d'Orléans (1844–1925).
Upon the death of his cousin Philippe of Orléans, Duke of Orléans, claimant to the throne of France as "Philip VIII", the Duke of Guise became, at least for his Orleanist supporters, titular king of France as "Jean III". The title was disputed by members of the Spanish Anjou branch of the family, descended from Louis XIV.
They had four children:
- Princess Isabelle of Orléans (1900–1983). First married in 1923 to Bruno, Count of Harcourt (1899–1930) and then to Prince Pierre Murat in 1934.
- Princess Françoise of Orléans (1902–1953). Married to Prince Christopher of Greece in 1929. He was a son of King George I of Greece and Olga, Queen of Greece. They were parents of Prince Michael of Greece.
- Princess Anne of Orléans (1906–1986). She married Amadeo de Savoie-Aoste, 3rd Duke of Aoste in 1927).
- Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999). He married Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza in 1931.
- "Duke of Guise claims throne". royalmusingsblogspotcom. Retrieved 7 November 2012.