14 July 2011

En Nom Dieu: Vive le Roi, à Bas la République!

On this 14th of July, a photo of the rightful King and Queen of France.


StGuyFawkes said...

Monsieur Tim,

Bien sur, il me faudrai reponder a
"M. CDG" pour cette belle folie de photographie. Dite moi, ici nous avon le beau pretendeur bourbon ou orleanist? Peut etre le duc de Paris comme il faut pour un bon Maurrassian de L'Action Francais?

St. Guy

thetimman said...

St. Guy,

On certain blogs, the blogger would get upset if you ever questioned that the Bourbon line is the rightful claimant. To say otherwise is to contradict St. Joan of Arc, for one thing.

StGuyFawkes said...

Monsieur Timman,

Je vous en prie! J'ai demande simplement des enseignements sur sujet de le vrai ligne legitimiste. Il n'y a pas du cause pour de "sarcasme" americain.

M. Joseph de Maistre (St. Guy)

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Bourbons were such good friends of the Catholic Church. Right. The French Revolution was bad, but its attempt to the control the French Church was built on the Gallican aspirations of the Bourbons.

thetimman said...

I have no stake in the matter personally, St. Guy, but I do think the Bourbons have the better claim. I have not investigated the matter sufficiently, but I have been told that the Orleanist compromise was a Masonic effort (there's that word again, cdg), and under the Salic law the Duc d'Anjou, styled Louis XX, would be the legitimate King. The current Orleanist pretender is the Comte de Paris, I think. But he is only 80th or so in line from the legitimist perspective.

And though all royal lines have sins and successes, that doesn't touch the matter of the rightful heir. That is part of the problem of dynastic monarchy, as Latinmassgirl would be quick to point out.

I once heard it said that the benefit of monarchy is that there is no impediment should a good man accidentally become king, whereas in democracy the worst men are guaranteed to win the presidency.

Anonymous said...

It is a major faux-pas for the Duc d'Anjou, Louis XX de iure Roi de France et de Navarre, to be wearing a BELT dressed in white tie. And what was he doing wearing his sash under his waistcoat at the gala dinner of the evening of the wedding of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco?

What is Madame, his wife, doing with that most plunging of bodices? C'est scandaleux!

Décadence, cher ami! C'est la décadence!

Votre dévoué,

Athelstane said...

The tragedy is that Bourbons threw away a perfect opportunity to return to the throne when Henri, comte de Chambord, declined an offer in the 1870's by the French state because they would not replace the Tricolor as the official flag of state. (A laudable sentiment, but one better indulged once he was back in power.) The Bourbons have never come so close again to regaining the throne.

But that has often been the way of the Bourbons, of whom Talleyrand's epigram ("They have forgotten nothing and they have learned nothing") has too often rung true. If they look better now, it is in comparison to what has followed. And I wonder what compromises young Louis Alphonse would be subject to if (however unlikely) he were offered the crown today. The Tricolor would be the least of his worries: he need only look at what has become of his cousin Juan Carlos.

Anonymous said...


At least the (theoretical) queen has her shoulders covered.

I am happy, however, that I can now come to STLCatholic's comboxes for practical fashion advice. That was truly the missing link.


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