It’s not fair that the English get to have all the fun with their monarchy. France has better palaces and all these monuments and frankly, we need more parades in Paris. Enter Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, the rightful pretender to the French throne. In other words, if the French throne were restored, this guy would become King Louis XX of France.
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He was born in 1974 in Madrid where he currently resides with his family, but he is recognised as the “Head of the House of Bourbon”, a European royal house of French origin and senior male heir of Hugh the Great, a.k.a. Hugh Capet, the first “King of the Franks”. He is also a great-grandson of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and second cousin of the current King Philip VI of Spain.
His supporters call themselves the legitimists, a faction of French royalists. (In my search for pictures, I found quite a few die-hard blogs devoted to the would-be King and the restoration of the French monarchy). The legitimists also recognise Louis’ daughter as Princess Eugenie of Bourbon and apparently even the French Minister of Justice recognises Louis as “His Royal Highness”.
But here’s 10 more perfectly legitimate reasons why Louis XX should probably just move into Versailles right now…
He says he’s “available for France” (you know, in case we need a King or anything).
He’d also probably be available for a role in the next James Bond…
In fact, he could easily balance the two careers as divine angelic King and part-time Hollywood heartthrob. A modern King!
(↑ but seriously, check him out doing full choir boy).
He’s got that whole baby-kissing thing down that politicians love…
With a goofy smile ↓ to win over the public’s hearts
(But also looks good in tight pants)…
And he’s totally in there with the Pope.