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« on: December 08, 2009, 03:39:27 AM »

I absolutely love this board  Supercontent.
Noticed that the Frenchies don't get much of a show on RD so I'll be deciating my first post to out favourite Duke Jean Wink.


The Story so Far...

1. Marriage
Jean weds Philomena, and Austrian Spainiard with a splash of blue blood thanks to a minor austrian countess and austrian princess for an ancestor, rather than the full blueblooded German Tatiana of Oldenberg.

Wonder what ever happened to his high standard?

Following Daddy's footsteps? Passing over a German noble for a Iberian minor aristocrat...
http://www.noblesseetroya...s/2009/02/st_perefils.jpg

CoP Henri
1. Marie Terese of Wurtemburg
2. Micheala ---de Leon [Apprently an illigitimate descedent of a King of Spain but can't remeber which Alphonso?  Thinking]

Jean
1. Tatiana Oldenberg
2. Philomena de Tornos


2. 'I Work Hard for My Money' - Earnin' A Livin'
It seems that our Jean has been busy writing a manifesto called 'A Prince of France'
http://i38.tinypic.com/rrilq9.jpg
Sipa Press

General gist being that the French Revolution was a MISTAKE, MONARCHY SHOULD BE RESTORED, and something about Sarkozy being a despot.

Just a cash cow mechnism to make a few $$ for the new bub and keep the wife happy with designer clothes.

http://www.telegraph.co.u...ake-says-French-King.html


3. Poser
There was something about Philomena that I did not like, a negative vibe that she in an odd way reminded me of Mary - Both scored a cushy life, titles, wives of heirs, access to designer brands, and both into the same emotionally weak and scarred men.

a. Hubby Jean was abandoned by his father as a kid. Daisy and the Dame were cold as ice towards Fred and Jokke.
b. Jean ingrained since birth a sense of superiority due to his blueblooded line. Fred at Harvard and Jokke insisting his kids be addressed as HH/Prince at school.


c. Smug smile for scoring a desperate man
http://www.noblesseetroya...08/12/jeanetphilomena.jpg
http://www.noblesseetroya...04/jeanphilomenaparis.jpg
http://www.noblesseetroya...ds/2009/03/jeanmadrid.jpg
Philomena - 'The Things I Have to do to get that ring!!'

d. The Pursed Lips
http://www.pourcel-chefs-...oads/2009/04/p1160282.jpg

e. Fetish for designer brands
f. The same fashion sense [imagine early 2000 Mary]

http://www.sipaview.com/t...roix/image/576036.135.jpg
Sipa Press

But then again...
http://www.gensdefrance.c...stories/livrecouvert1.jpg
Image from Gens de France


4. GAS
Doing the math, it seems baby Gaston Louis Antoine Marie born Nov 19 2009 was conceived before the civil marriage. The main reason for the wedding? It would still provide Jean leverage over his father for abandoing him and mum as a kid [rather then having a son, potential heir outside of marriage].

Continued list from point 3...
g. Ironic taste in baby names
Gaston was a Medici prince infamous for his backstabbing and betrayals.
Christian and Isabella - No coincidence there reference to Christian II who if I'm not mistaken lost Sweden to Norway?


5. Outdone by the Bourbons
It seems that Louis Alphonse and Margherita are expecting twins next spring.
http://www.que.es/archivo...911/2694707w-301xXx80.jpg
Image by EFE

http://www.que.es/gente/2...anuncian-que-esperan.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 04:43:53 PM »

Thank you Princess for the information. This is one family that is rarely discussed here.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 08:27:05 PM »

Welcome to the board, Princess.

That Jean is a hypocryte imo. Philomena is no great match in terms of ancestry. That countess in her family tree must be very far back, because the people at nobiliana posted her ancestry and there were a lot of Spanish bureaucrats who worked in South America during colonial times, but no noble ancestors. And wasn't her father in the staff of the Count of Barcelona? that really means he was a manservant.

So Jean has some nerve publishing a letter denoucing his father for his new marriage.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 09:56:49 PM »

And wasn't her father in the staff of the Count of Barcelona? that really means he was a manservant.

So Jean has some nerve publishing a letter denoucing his father for his new marriage.

It was her grandfather that was the Count of Barcelona's chief secretary during the time of the Borbon's exile.

IICR, Jean and Tatiana broke off their engagement because 1). she refused to become a catholic and 2). they were supposedly more like friends instead of lovers.  Her elder sister, Elika, married Georg of Hapsburg and he is a catholic prince just as Jean is.  So I don't know if Elika converted or if the Hapsburgs allowed her to stay a protestant. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 04:31:32 PM »

Will there be contemporary art in Versailles' royal rooms after Murakami?
Director of the Palace insists he has not caved in to protestors opposed to his art programme

The director of the Palace of Versailles denies he has caved in to the demands of traditionalist protest groups opposed to his contemporary art programme by agreeing to no longer use the chateau’s royal apartments as an exhibition space. Jean-Jacques Aillagon has decided, instead, to mount future shows in other areas of the 17th-century site, following the furore over the current exhibition of works on show there by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (until 12 December).

Over 12,000 people have signed two anti-Murakami petitions initiated by two factions: the Coordination Défense de Versailles and Versailles Mon Amour (VMA), which also organised a demonstration at the chateau gates during the exhibition opening last month. The group objects to the “Disneyfication” of the lavish former residence of Louis XIV, a trend it says was kickstarted by the Jeff Koons show launched there in 2008.

Anne Auger, a VMA member, told The Art Newspaper that Murakami is a “parasite that feeds on an existing work of art—Versailles. If Aillagon wants to make a packet, why not install the Murakami works in the Orangery which is empty”.

A spokeswoman for the palace responded: “As long as Jean-Jacques Aillagon is president, there will be contemporary shows at Versailles. He said that [the 2011 display] would probably not take place in the royal apartments, but in another part, such as the Orangery, gardens or the royal opera.”

Aillagon insists that the move is not “intended to make [the protestors] happy. Rather, it avoids repetition.” A French artist is scheduled to fill the slot next year, followed by Italian practitioner Maurizio Cattelan in 2012.

Aillagon, meanwhile, questions why the same protest groups did not speak out against a show of works held at the site in 2009 by French artist Xavier Veilhan, calling the traditionalist critics “xenophobes”. Auger explains that there was no action because Veilhan’s works were shown outside, away from the royal apartments.

Twenty-two Murakami works on show include seven sculptures and one video with 11 specially commissioned pieces. The palace spokeswoman declined to say if French billionaire François Pinault is among the four parties that had loaned works (the Koons exhibition held at the chateau in 2008 proved controversial when French press reports claimed that the US artist’s first major show in France could benefit Pinault by increasing the value of six works he loaned to Versailles).

The VMA website adds that: “the art market has got the nerve to produce works which have ‘aesthetic’ qualities but the only criteria is financial [gain]. This [market] is built up through a network of collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums and media which together churn out these names and push prices up.”

And Murakami? He says in an official press statement: “I am the Cheshire Cat who greets Alice in Wonderland with his devilish grin, and chatters on as she wanders around the chateau.”

http://www.theartnewspape...ooms+after+Murakami/21556

and a video of the exposition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...tertainment-arts-11256288
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 11:56:48 AM »

Jean and Philomena, Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, are expecting their second child in January 2012.
http://www.noblesseetroya...t-la-duchesse-de-vendome/
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 01:00:39 PM »

Oh, congratulations  Champagne
Maybe this is a start of the 'royal baby-boom'  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 05:53:36 PM »

Another baby on the way for the Orléans family! Grin
Charles-Philippe Duke of Anjou and his wife Diana Duchess of Cadaval, are expecting, according to Point de Vue. They are married since 2008, and the baby is their first child.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 03:42:44 PM »

Prince Henri d'Orleans, Count of Paris and Prince Jean d'Orleans pose in front the bust of the Princess Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza, Countess of Paris at the Chateau of Eu. Tribute to the memory of the Princess Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza, Countess of Paris born August 13, 1911. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Princess Isabelle of Orleans-Braganza, Countess of Paris who passed away in 2003. FRANCE - 08/10/11



















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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 10:04:20 AM »

Prince Jean and Princess Philomena welcomed their second child today. It'a girl named Antoinette.

http://princejeandefrance.fr/naissance/
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 05:54:23 PM »

Prince Jean and Princess Philomena welcomed their second child today. It'a girl named Antoinette.

http://princejeandefrance.fr/naissance/

Antoinette?   Uh-oh...I can think of another French royal of that name who met a very terrible ending.  Hope the name is not unlucky. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 06:05:12 PM »

I'm going to have to order a bunch of those 'slap her' coupons before I read more about these people
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 01:06:24 PM »

Baby Antoinette was christened in Vienna on February 12.

http://erhj.blogspot.com/...al-baptism-in-vienna.html

Philomena's father is very sick at the moment, that's why the birth and the christening took place in Austria where he resides.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2012, 05:05:44 PM »

And the full name of the baby is Antoinette Léopoldine Jeanne Marie.
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