Prince Louis Napoléon

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His Imperial Highness
Prince Louis Napoléon
Born (2022-12-07) 7 December 2022 (age 18 months)
Paris, France
Full name
Louis Charles Riprand Victor Jérôme Marie Napoléon
House Bonaparte
Father Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon
Mother Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Prince Louis Charles Riprand Victor Jérôme Marie Napoléon (born 7 December 2022) is the heir to the headship of the House of Bonaparte, the Imperial House of France, which was deposed in 1870 and is the last royal dynasty to have ruled France.

Royal heritage[edit]

Prince Louis was born in Paris the child of Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon and his wife Countess Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg.[1] Through his father he is the great-great-great-great-grand-nephew of Emperor Napoléon I via his descent in the direct male line from the emperor's brother Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. He is also a a descendant of King Louis XIV of France and King Louis Philippe I of the French through his father.

Through his mother Prince Louis is a descendant of the last emperor of Austria, Charles I, the last king of Bavaria, Ludwig III and Emperor Pedro I of Brazil.

Prince Louis was baptised on 15 May 2023 at St Michael's Abbey, Farnborough in the United Kingdom with his mothers first cousin, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, as his godmother. St Michael's Abbey is the resting place of Emperor Napoléon III, his wife Empress Eugénie and their son Louis Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France.[2]

Title and style[edit]

As a member of the House of Bonaparte, Prince Louis holds the style His Imperial Highness and the title Prince français (French prince).[3]

Ancestry[edit]

8. Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914-1997)
4. Prince Charles Napoléon (b. 1950)
9. Alix de Foresta (b. 1926)
2. Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon (b. 1986)
10. Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro (1926-2008)
5. Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1950)
11. Chantal de Chevron-Villette (1925-2005)
1. Prince Louis Napoléon
12. Count Ulrich Philipp von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1917-1980)
6. Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (1955-2021)
13. Countess Maria Theresia von Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos (1922-2003)
3. Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (b. 1988)
14. Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este (1915-1996)
7. Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este (b. 1954)
15. Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta (1930-2022)

References[edit]

  1. de Natal, Frederic (12 December 2022) L'Empire à un Aiglon. Monarchies et Dynasties du Monde
  2. Fontaine, Nicolas. Baptême du prince Louis Napoléon en Angleterre (18 May 2023) Histoires Royales
  3. Almanach de Gotha (2019 Volume I). Page 102

External links[edit]

Prince Louis Napoléon
Born: 7 December 2022
Preceded by Line of succession to the throne of the French Empire
2nd in line
Followed by
Prince Jérôme