Prince Jacques, Duke of Orléans

Prince Jacques
Duke of Orléans
Born (1941-06-25) 25 June 1941
Rabat, Morocco
Spouse Gersende Thérèse de Sabran-Pontèves
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

HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris

Prince Jacques of Orléans, Fils de France, Duke of Orleans (Jacques Jean Jaroslaw Marie; born on 25 June 1941 in Rabat, Morocco), is the son of the late Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d'Orléans (the Orleanist claimant to the French throne from 1940 until his death) and Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança.


He married Gersende Thérèse Françoise de Sabran-Pontèves on 3 August 1969 in Ansouis-Vaucluse, Franceborn, in Ansouis-Vaucluse. Gersende Thérèse, born on 29 July 1942, daughter of Marie Joseph Elzéar Foulques de Sabran-Pontèves, 7th Duc de Sabran-Pontèves and Roselyne Manca-Amat de Vallombrosa, 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]




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

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