Today, Prince Charles-Louis d’Orléans, Duke de Chartres, celebrates his fiftieth birthday.

Jacques and Gersende with their three children, 1979.

Born on 11 July 1972 at Neuilly-sur-Seine, Prince Charles-Louis Henri Foulques Benoït Elzéar Jean Marie d’Orléans was the second child and first son of Prince Jacques d’Orléans, Duke d’Orléans, and Princess Gersende (née de Sabran-Pontevès), who wed in 1969. Charles-Louis has two siblings: Princess Diane (b.1970; married Vicomte Alexis de Noailles) and Prince Foulques, Duc d’Aumale, Comte d’Eu (b.1974).

Charles-Louis and Illéana, 1997.

In 1997, Prince Charles-Louis d’Orléans married Ileana Manos (b.1970).  The Duke and Duchess de Chartres have five children: Prince Philippe (b.1998), Princess Louise (b.1999), Princess Hélène (b.2001), Prince Constantin (b.2003), and Princess Isabelle (b.2005). The Duke de Chartres is a Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs. He is also a talented artist. 

The Duke and Duchess de Chartres with the Duke d’Orléans during the “Princes et Princesses d’Orléans – Une Famille d’Artistes” exhibition in Paris, 2020.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Luc Castel.

Many happy returns to the Duke de Chartres on his birthday!

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