Count of Paris, pretender to French throne, dies at 85


The Count of Paris, Henri d'Orleans, who as head of the house of Orleans was the pretender to the French throne which last saw a king – briefly – in exercise in 1848, has died at the age of 85.

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Henri d'Orleans, Count of Paris and pretender to the defunct French throne, died on Monday - exactly 226 years after his distant cousin Louis XVI was guillotined in Paris, reports KFGO.