FRANCE: A Ducal Philanderer

Louis Philippe Robert, Duke of Orleans, was taken ill in London. In a delirium he thought he was a prisoner and said : " I am here a prisoner, I, the King of France, a prisoner ! "

It is expected that he will recover in a month's time, when he will return to his home in Brussels.

The Duke of Orleans (descendant of Louis Philippe) is Pretender to the Throne of France ; as such he has never had any political significance. The kindest thing that can be said about him is that he has proved himself a worthy successor of...

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