Princess Marie Louise of Orléans (1896–1973)

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Princess Marie Louise
Born(1896-12-31)31 December 1896
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Died8 March 1973(1973-03-08) (aged 76)
New York City, U.S.
(m. 1916; div. 1925)

Walter Kingsland
(m. 1928)
IssuePrince Gaetano
Full name
French: Marie Louise Ferdinande Charlotte Henriette
FatherPrince Emmanuel of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme
MotherPrincess Henriette of Belgium

Princess Marie Louise Ferdinande Charlotte Henriette of Orléans[citation needed] (31 December 1896, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France[citation needed] – 8 March 1973, New York City, New York, United States[citation needed]) was a Princess of Orléans by birth and a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies through her marriage to Prince Philip of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.


Marie Louise was the eldest daughter and child of Prince Emmanuel of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme and his wife, Princess Henriette of Belgium.[citation needed]

She was a great-granddaughter of Louis Philippe I, the last king of France.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Marie Louise married firstly to Prince Philip of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, tenth child of Prince Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta, and his wife, Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 12 January 1916 in Neuilly-sur-Seine.[citation needed] The couple had one child before their divorce in 1925:[2]

  • Prince Gaetano Maria Alfonso Enrico Paolo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1917–1984); married Olivia Yarrow on 16 February 1946 and had two sons.

Marie Louise married secondly to Walter Kingsland, a prominent New York businessman, on 12 December 1928 in Chichester, Sussex, England.[citation needed] Marie Louise and Walter did not have children.[citation needed] and lived in Redding, Connecticut, for twenty years.[3]

Marie Louise died on 8 March 1973 in New York City.[3]


Through her only son, she was the grandmother of two grandsons: Adrian Philip de Bourbon (b. 1948), who married Linda Idensohn on 20 March 1976, and Gregory Peter de Bourbon (b. 1950), who married, firstly, Maureen Powell on 15 May 1971. They divorced in 1986. They have two sons. He remarried to Carrie Anne Thornley on 30 August 1986.



  1. ^ "MARIE LOUISE KINGSLAND". New York Daily News. 10 Mar 1973. p. 262. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "DE BOURBON-PARME IS HOST TO COUSINS; Prince Gaetano of Rome Gives Party Here for Mrs. Chanler and Princess de Braganca LISA MABON ENTERTAINS Mrs. Theron Roundell Strong Mrs. L.C. Maxwell and Loring Washburns Have Guests" (PDF). The New York Times. 16 March 1940. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Mrs. Kingsland Dies; Descendant of a King". The Bridgeport Post. 11 Mar 1973. p. 81. Retrieved 15 July 2019.