François Luce-Bailly de Chevigny (1923-2022), Widower of Württemberg Duchess

François Luce-Bailly de Chevigny and Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg attending the funeral of the Countess of Paris at Dreux, 11 July 2003.

François Luce-Bailly de Chevigny died on 6th March 2022 at Neuilly-sur-Seine. He was ninety-eight years-old. 

Born on 15 June 1923 at Paris, François Luce was the son of Emile Léon Marie Luce (1886-1979) and Charlotte Léonie Bailly (1896-1980). In 1950, François was adopted by his maternal aunt Clémentine Marie Marguerite Bailly; at this time, François adopted the surname “Luce-Bailly de Chevigny.”
On 27 December 1954 at Rome, François Luce-Bailly de Chevigny married Marchesa Gabriela Pallavicino (1925-1992; later married Christos Bellos), the daughter of Marchese Alessandro Pallavicino (1898-1965) and Countess Henriette von Schönborn (1897-1992). The couple divorced in 1959; they did not have children.
On 7 August 1970 at Altshausen, François Luce-Bailly de Chevigny married Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg (1928-2017), the second child and first daughter of Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg (1895-1954) and Princess Nadejda of Bulgaria (1899-1958). After being married for forty-six years, Monsieur Luce-Bailly de Chevigny was widowed when his wife Duchess Margarethe passed away on 10 June 2017, aged eighty-eight.
May François Rest in Peace. 

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