Stéphane Bern

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Stéphane Bern
Stéphane Bern Luxembourg Royal Wedding 2012.jpg
Stéphane Bern in 2012
Born (1963-11-14) 14 November 1963 (age 55)
Alma materÉcole de management de Lyon
OccupationJournalist, radio host and television presenter

Stéphane Bern, OBE (French: [stefan bɛʁn]; born 14 November 1963 in Lyon) is a French-Luxembourguish[1] journalist, radio host and television presenter. He is known as a specialist in nobility and royalty. He has been awarded honours by several nations, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), the Order of Grimaldi (Monaco), and the Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom).

Education and personal life[edit]

Bern went to high school at Lycée Carnot in Paris, and he graduated from the École de management de Lyon in 1985. His mother Melita Schlanger was from Luxembourg and his father Louis Bern was from France. He came out in the magazine Têtu in October 2009 and in the documentary "Vie privée, vie publique" (by Mireille Dumas), which aired on France 3 on 6 November 2009.



Bern was editor of the magazine Dynasty from 1985 to 1987, and then worked as a journalist for Jours de France in 1988. Since 1999, he has been the deputy editor (Events section) of the magazine Le Figaro Madame.


Bern chronicled various royal families on Europe 1 from 1992 to 1997 before joining Radio Télévision Luxembourg and participating in the show Les Grosses Têtes. Since 2000, he has produced and hosted the show Le Fou du roi on France Inter, which is the most listened-to show in France during this time slot.


  • 1998–2003: Sagas (TF1)
  • 2003–06: 20 h 10 pétantes, which became Friday pétantes and Saturday pétantes (Canal+)
  • 2006–07: L'Arène de France (France 2)
  • 2007: Pourquoi les manchots n'ont-ils pas froid aux pieds? ("Why don't penguins get cold feet?") (France 2)
  • 2007: Secrets d'histoire (France 2)
  • 2010: A program in honor of Philippe Bouvard, in January 2010 on the occasion of his fifty years of television (France 2)[2]
  • 2010: Comment ça va bien! (France 2)[3]
  • 2015–present: Eurovision Song Contest as co-commentator of France in the final since 2015 (France 2)
  • 2018: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 as co-commentator of France with Madame Monsieur (France 2)

Public service[edit]

He was a member of the Nouvelle Action Royaliste political movement for 18 years, but left in 1999. He was alderman of the 9th arrondissement of Paris from 1999 to 2001, then President of the Conservatory of Music of that area.

A member since its inception in January 2001 of the Academy Grevin, he inaugurated the Grevin Wax Museum on 10 March 2008. Bern is also a member of the Cercle de l'Union interalliée and the Institute of the Royal House of France, and a sponsor of the Youth Club of that institute.

He was appointed by President Emmanuel Macron to raise funds for the national heritage.[4]


  • Grace Kelly (2007), co-edited by Albin Michel – Nostalgie, Paris, 2007, 139 p. ISBN 978-2-226-15220-6
  • Oubliez-moi, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081208506
  • Une vie de chien. Les animaux chéris des grands de ce monde, (2009) ed. Albin Michel, Paris ISBN 978-2226192950
  • Au coeur de l'Écosse, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris, in collaboration with Franck Ferrand, William de Laubier, and Angelika Cawdor. ISBN 978-2-08-122670-8
  • Le livre fou… du roi, (2010) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081233430
  • Secrets d'histoire, (2010) ed. Albin Michel, Paris
  • Dictionnaire amoureux des royautés, (2010) ed. Plon, Paris ISBN 978-2259206099



National honours[edit]

Foreign honours[edit]


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