Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême

Prince Eudes
Duke of Angoulême
Born (1968-03-19) 19 March 1968
Spouse Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot
Issue Princess Thérèse of Orléans
Prince Pierre of Orléans
House Orléans
Father Prince Henri, Count of Paris
Mother Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg
Religion Roman Catholic

Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie of Orléans, Duke of Angoulême (born 18 March 1968) is the youngest son of Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France, Orleanist claimant to the throne of France, and of Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg.


Eudes was born in Paris. After his parents separated, he was raised by his mother.

His godparents were Patricia Bemberg and paternal uncle Prince Thibaut, Count of La Marche.

On 27 September 1987, Eudes was given the title duc d'Angoulême by his grandfather, Henri, Count of Paris.

On 19 June 1999, Eudes was married in a civil ceremony at Dreux to Marie-Liesse Claude Anne Rolande de Rohan-Chabot, elder daughter of Count Louis Mériadek de Rohan-Chabot and of his wife, Princess Isabelle de Bauffremont-Courtenay.,[1][2][3] and also a descendant of James II of England, through his illegitimate son, James Fitzjames, 1st Duke of Berwick.[4][5][6][7] That same evening Eudes' grandfather, the Count of Paris, died.

Eudes and Marie-Liesse's religious wedding took place on 10 July 1999 at Antrain. The ceremonies were muted and there was no ball or public reception on account of the state of mourning for the comte de Paris.[8] Eudes' witnesses were his brother Jean, Duke of Vendôme, Prince Gennaro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Henry Lecharny. Marie-Liesse's witnesses were her mother, her sister Eléonore, and Florence Bouteiller. Eudes and Marie-Liesse have two children:

She was baptised on 7 July 2001 in the church La Madeleine in Paris. Her godparents were her paternal aunt Princess Marie Isabelle of Liechtenstein and maternal uncle Count Thibaud de Rohan-Chabot. She was named after her paternal grandmother Marie Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier.

He was baptised on 17 October 2003 in the church of Notre-Dame-de-l'Esperance in Cannes.[9] He received the name Pierre in honour of his great-grandfather Prince Pedro de Alcantara of Orléans-Braganza. The names Jean and Marie are in honour of his godparents, his paternal uncle Jean, duc de Vendôme and his father's cousin Archduchess María of Austria (daughter of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria).

Eudes is fourth in line to the Orleanist succession to the French throne after his brother Prince Jean, duc de Vendôme, and his nephews, Prince Gaston and Prince Joseph.

Dynastical orders

Princess Marie-Liesse :

French Royal Family

HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris


16. Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres
8. Jean d'Orléans, duc de Guise
17. Princess Françoise of Orléans
4. Henri, comte de Paris
18. Philippe, Count of Paris
9. Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
19. Infanta Maria Isabel of Spain
2. Henri, comte de Paris, duc de France
20. Prince Gaston, Count of Eu
10. Prince Pedro de Alcantara of Orléans-Braganza
21. Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
5. Isabelle, comtesse de Paris
22. Count Johann Dobrzensky de Dobrzenicz
11. Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky of Dobrzenicz
23. Countess Elisabeth Kottulinsky von Kottulin
1. Eudes, duc d'Angoulême
24. Duke Philipp of Württemberg
12. Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
25. Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria
6. Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg
26. Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria
13. Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria
27. Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
3. Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg
28. Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany
14. Archduke Peter Ferdinand, Prince of Tuscany
29. Princess Alice of Parma
7. Archduchess Rosa of Austria
30. Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
15. Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
31. Princess Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies


  1. Philippe Séguy, "Un marriage endeuillé", Point de Vue (no. 2657, 23 au 29 juin 1999): 16–17.
  2. "Couple on hold", The Evening Standard (17 June 1999).
  3. "European royalty to attend wedding of Count of Paris grandson", Agence France Presse (10 June 1999).
  8. Antoine Michelland, ""Un marriage en Bretagne", Point de Vue (no. 2660, 14 au 20 juillet 1999): 18–20.
  9. "Le bapteme de Pierre d'Orleans", Point de Vue (no. 2884, 29 octobre au 4 novembre 2003): 30–33.
  10. According to Portuguese Royal Family website
  11. Message on "Noblesse & Royautés"
Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 18 March 1968
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Joseph d'Orléans
Orléanist line of succession to the French throne
4th position
Succeeded by
Prince Pierre of Orléans
Preceded by
Joseph d'Orléans
Legitimist line of succession to the French throne
84th position
Succeeded by
Prince Pierre of Orléans
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