Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vive Le Roi

In case it wasn't marked in your date book, today is the 217th anniversary of the execution of Louis XVI. And if you can't keep your Louis's straight, he's the one who was married to Marie Antoinette and like many others, lost his head during the French Revolution. It may seem like ancient history to you but there are those in France who will be mourning today. A memorial mass will be held at the Basilica of St. Denis at noon as well at many other places throughout the country. If you can't make it, you can always become a fan of Louis XX, the current Bourbon heir, on Facebook. No joke. These folks really know how to keep hope alive.

4 comments:

David said...

Just a detail.
The "real" heir to the throne of France if monarchy were to be re-established is Henri d'Orléans:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Henri,_Count_of_Paris,_Duke_of_France


Louis de Bourbon is recognized only by the "legitimist" branch of the monarchists, those who want a Bourbon on the throne (although the Bourbon branch ended with Charles X in France), and not even all of them, some legitimists arguing that Juan-Carlos of Spain should also be King of France, some other argue it's Francisco de Borbon, duke of Seville.

debbie in toronto said...

off with their heads... ha ha...

Starman said...

Too bad we can't have a revolution here.

Andrea said...

I love that people still keep track of these things.

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