The Christenings of the Children of France: 

From 1932 to the Present

Part I: The Family of Prince Henri and Princess Isabelle d’Orléans, the Count and Countess of Paris, who were married at Palermo on 8 April 1931

Being the christenings of the twelve children of TRH Prince Henri and Princess Isabelle d’Orléans, the late Count and Countess of Paris.

 

HRH Princess Isabelle Marie Laure Victoire d’Orléans; born at the Manoir d’Anjou at Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, on 8 April 1932; christened by Monseigneur Harscouët, Bishop of Chartres, at the Manoir d’Anjou on 16 May 1932.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Jean d’Orléans, Duke of Guise
– HRH Princess Elisabeth of Orléans and Bragança (née Countess Dobrensky von Dobrzenicz)

 

HRH Prince Henri Philippe Pierre Marie d’Orléans, firstly titled Count of Clermont, then as Count of Paris; born at the Manoir d’Anjou at Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, on 14 June 1933; christened by Monseigneur Harscouët, Bishop of Chartres, at the Manoir d’Anjou on 5 July 1933. Prince Henri died at Paris on 21 January 2019.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HI&RH Prince Pedro d’Alcântara of Orléans and Bragança
– HRH Princess Isabelle d’Orléans, Duchess of Guise (née Orléans)

HRH Princess Hélène-Astrid Léopoldine Marie d’Orléans; born at the Manoir d’Anjou at Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, on 7 September 1934; christened by Monseigneur Harscouët, Bishop of Chartres, at the Manoir d’Anjou on 14 October 1934.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HM King Léopold III of the Belgians
– HM Queen Astrid of the Belgians (née Sweden)

 

HRH Prince François Gaston Michel Marie d’Orléans, posthumously titled Duke of Orléans; born at the Manoir d’Anjou at Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, on 15 August 1935; christened by Monseigneur Van der Cruis at the Manoir d’Anjou on 25 August 1935. Prince François was killed in action at Taourirt, Algeria, on 11 October 1960.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Pedro of Orléans and Bragança
– HRH Princess Françoise of Greece and Denmark (née Orléans)

HRH Princess Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie d’Orléans; born at the Manoir d’Anjou at Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, Belgium, on 4 December 1938; christened by Monseigneur Harscouët, Bishop of Chartres, at the Manoir d’Anjou on 23 January 1939.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta (absent; represented by HRH Prince Pedro of Orléans and Bragança)
– Countess Anna Dobrensky von Dobrzenicz

HRH Princess Diane Françoise Maria da Glória d’Orléans; born at Petrópolis, Brazil, on 24 March 1940; christened at the Nossa Senhora da Glória Church in Rio de Janeiro on 13 May 1940.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince João of Orléans and Bragança
– HRH Princess Francisca of Orléans and Bragança (later Duchess of Bragança)

HRH Prince Michel Joseph Benoît Marie d’Orléans, titled Count d’Évreux; born at Rabat, Morocco,  on 25 June 1941; christened by Monseigneur Lefèvre, Bishop of Rabat, at the Cathedral of Rabat on 27 July 1941.
For whom stood as godparents:
– Monsieur Louis Peyret
– Madame Plumier

HRH Prince Jacques Jean Jaroslaw Marie d’Orléans, titled Duke of Orléans; born at Rabat, Morocco,  on 25 June 1941; christened by Monseigneur Lefèvre, Bishop of Rabat, at the Cathedral of Rabat on 27 July 1941.
For whom stood as godparents:
– Monsieur Paul Armbruster on behalf of the Farmers of France (who were all considered godfathers of the young prince)
– Madame Maria Père

HRH Princess Claude Marie Agnès Catherine d’Orléans; born at Larache, Morocco, on 11 December 1943; christened at the Church of Larache on 6 January 1944.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Infante Juan of Spain, Count of Barcelona
– HRH Infanta María de las Mercedes of Spain, Countess of Barcelona (absent, as well as her husband, and represented by the Duchess of Guise)
– HRH Prince Henri d’Orléans, Count of Clermont (later Count of Paris)

HRH Princess Jeanne de Chantal Alice Clotilde Marie d’Orléans; born at Pamplona, Spain, on 9 January 1946; christened at the Church of Saint-Nicolas de Pampelune on 21 January 1946.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Infante Alfonso of Spain, Prince of The Two Sicilies (represented by the Count de Rodezno)
– HRH Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of The Two Sicilies (née Bourbon-Parma; represented by the Countess de Guendulaine)

HRH Prince Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert Marie d’Orléans, titled Count of La Marche; born at the “Quinta do Ajinho” at Cintra, Portugal, on 20 January 1948; christened by Don Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lisbon, at the chapel of the “Quinta do Ajinho” at Cintra in February 1948.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HM King Umberto II of Italy
– HM Queen Marie Amélie of Portugal (née Orléans; represented by her sister the Duchess of Guise)

Part II: The Family of Prince Henri and Princess Marie-Thérèse d’Orléans, the Count and Countess of Clermont, who were married at Dreux on 5 July 1957. The couple were civilly divorced in 1984 and received a religious annulment in 2008

Being the christenings of the five children of TRH Prince Henri and Princess Marie-Thérèse d’Orléans, the Count and Countess of Clermont, the future Count of Paris and Duchess of Montpensier.

HRH Princess Marie Isabelle Marguerite Anne Geneviève d’Orléans; born at Boulogne-sur-Seine on 3 January 1959; christened by HE Cardinal Feltin at the Chapel of the Archbishop of Paris on 20 January 1959.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Duke Philipp of Württemberg
– HRH Princess Isabelle d’Orléans, Countess of Paris (née Orléans and Bragança)

HRH Prince François Henri Louis Marie d’Orléans, titled Count of Clermont; born at Boulogne-sur-Seine on 7 February 1961; christened by Father Peter Sterkl at the Royal Chapel of Saint Louis at Dreux on 4 March 1961. Prince François died on 31 December 2017.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris
– HI&RH Duchess Rosa of Württemberg (née Austria-Tuscany)

HRH Princess Blanche Elisabeth Rose Marie d’Orléans; born at Ravensburg, West Germany, on 10 September 1962; christened at the chapel of the military chaplaincy of Weingarten on 15 September 1962.
For whom stood as godparents:
– Monsieur Michel Coulanges
– HRH Princess Elisabeth of The Two Sicilies (née Württemberg)

HRH Prince Jean Carl Pierre Marie d’Orléans, firstly titled Duke of Vendôme, then as Count of Paris; born at Boulogne-sur-Seine on 19 May 1964; christened at the Royal Chapel of Saint Louis at Dreux on 14 June 1964.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Duke Carl of Württemberg
– HRH Princess Chantal d’Orléans, Baroness François-Xavier de Sambucy de Sorgue

HRH Prince Eudes Thibaut Joseph Marie d’Orléans, titled Duke of Angoulême; born at Paris on 18 March 1968; christened at the Royal Chapel of Saint Louis at Dreux on 30 March 1968.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Thibaut d’Orléans, Count of La Marche
– Madame Jacques Bemberg (née Patricia Brian)

 

Part III: The Family of Prince Jean and Princess Philomena d’Orléans, the Count and Countess of Paris, who were married civilly at Paris on 19 March 2009 and religious wed at Senlis on 2 May 2009
Being the christenings of the five children of TRH Prince Jean and Princess Philomena d’Orléans, the Count and Countess of Paris.

 

 

HRH Prince Gaston Louis Antoine Marie d’Orléans; born at Paris on 19 November 2009; christened at the église Sainte-Clotilde in Paris on 8 December 2009.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Carlo of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro
– HRH Prince Eudes d’Orléans, Duke of Angoulême
– Count François-Pierre de Feydeau
– HI&RH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria
– Mercedes Baptista de Ybarra, Countess de El Abra
– Countess Jean de Haussonville (née Maria Magdalena de Tornos)

 

HRH Princess Antoinette Léopoldine Jeanne Marie d’Orléans; born at Vienna on 28 January 2012; christened by Cardinal Schönborn at St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna on 11 February 2012.
For whom stood as godparents:
– Hereditary Count Damian von Schönborn-Buchheim
– don David de Tornos
– Mr Leopoldo Gavito
– HSH Princess Leopoldine of Liechtenstein
– Baroness Dominique Bourgnon de Layre (née Countess Ladislaja von Nostitz-Rieneck)
– doña Francesca Lopez de la Osa

 

HRH Princess Louise-Marguerite Eléonore Marie d’Orléans; born at Poissy on 30 July 2014; christened by Father Jean-Marie Lioult at the église Saint-Pierre in Dreux on 31 August 2014.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HI&RH Archduke Michael of Austria
– HRH Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Bourbon
– The Duke de Luynes
– HRH Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg (née Weiller)
– HSH Princess Margarete of Liechtenstein
– Mrs William Berry (née Eleonore de Pourtalès)

 

HRH Prince Joseph Gabriel David Marie d’Orléans; born at Dreux on 2 June 2016; christened by Father Jean-Marie Lioult at the église Saint-Pierre in Dreux on 26 June 2016.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Infante Afonso of Portugal, Prince of Beira
– HSH Prince Johann Wenzel of Liechtenstein
– Bénédict du Cassé
– HRH Princess Marie-Liesse d’Orléans, Duchess of Angoulême (née de Rohan-Chabot)
– HSH Princess Tilsim of Liechtenstein (née Tanberk), who was absent and represented by her mother-in-law Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein (née de l’Arbre de Malander)
– Mrs Kildine Stevenson (née de Sambucy de Sorgue), who was absent due to the illness of her newborn daughter

 

HRH Princess Jacinthe Élisabeth-Charlotte Marie d’Orléans; born at Dreux on 9 October 2018; christened by Father Christophe Berneir at the église Saint-Pierre in Dreux on 13 October 2018.
For whom stood as godparents:
– HRH Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou
– HRH Prince Pierre d’Orléans
– Count Hervé de Solages
– HSH Princess Maria-Immaculata of Liechtenstein
– HSH Princess and Duchess Silvia of Arenberg (née de Castellane)
– The Dowager Duchess de Gramont (née Catherine Forget)

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