Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A First Baby for the Duke and Duchess d'Anjou

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess d'Anjou announced on his website that they are expecting their first child. The birth is anticipated for February 2012.

Prince Charles Philippe d'Orléans is the eldest son of Prince Michel of France, Count d'Evreux, and of the former Beatrice Pasquier de Franclieu. Prince Michel is one of the eleven children of the late Count and Countess of Paris. He has a twin brother, Prince Jacques, Duke d'Orléans.

The father-to-be has two older sisters: Clotilde (b. 1968) married since 1993 to Edouard Crépy (b. 1969), and Adelaïde (b. 1971) married since 2002 to Pierre-Louis Dailly. The Duke d'Anjou also has a younger brother, Prince François, well-known in Madrid and Paris.

Charles-Philippe (b. 1973) married at Evora, Portugal on 21 Jun 2008 Diana Alvares Pereira de Melo, Duquesa de Cadaval (b. 1978). The couple is very active in myriad Catholic charities and maintains a busy social life to boot.

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