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

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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.