Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon

Jean-Christophe
Prince Napoléon
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Head of the House of Bonaparte (disputed)
Tenure3 May 1997 – present
PredecessorLouis, Prince Napoléon
Heir PresumptivePrince Jérôme Napoléon
Born (1986-07-11) 11 July 1986 (age 33)
Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Spouse
Full name
Jean-Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon
HouseBonaparte
FatherPrince Charles Napoléon
MotherPrincess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
ReligionRoman Catholicism
House of Bonaparte
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HIH The Dowager Princess Napoléon

  • HIH Prince Jérôme Napoléon
    HIH Princess Licia Napoléon
  • HIH Princess Cathérine Napoléon, Madame Dualé
  • HIH Princess Laure Napoléon, Madame Lecomte

Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon[1] (Jean-Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon; born 11 July 1986) is, in the views of some Bonapartists, head of the former Imperial House of France and the heir of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Family background

Prince Jean-Christophe was born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France. He is the son of Prince Charles Napoléon and his first wife Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, daughter of the late Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon, Duke of Castro, a claimant to headship of the former Royal House of the Two Sicilies.[1] His parents divorced on 2 May 1989, two months before Jean-Christophe's 3rd birthday.

Jean-Christophe is the great-great-great-great-nephew of Emperor Napoleon I (who has no legitimate direct descendants) through the emperor's youngest brother, Jérôme, King of Westphalia. Through his mother, he is a descendant of King Louis XIV of France and through his great-grandmother, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, he descends from William IV, Prince of Orange, Charles III of Spain, Frederick William I of Prussia, George II of Great Britain and Louis Philippe I, King of the French, who was the last king to rule France, while his great-great-grandfather was Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, the heir of the Emperor Napoleon III, France's most recent monarch.

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