Prince Thibaut, Count of La Marche

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Prince Thibaut
Count of La Marche
Born (1948-01-20)20 January 1948
Sintra, Portuguese Riviera
Died 23 March 1983(1983-03-23) (aged 35)
Bangui, Central African Republic
Chapelle royale de Dreux
Marion Mercedes Gordon-Orr (m. 1972)
Issue Prince Robert, Count of La Marche
Prince Louis Philippe
Full name
Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert Marie d’Orléans
House Orléans
Father Prince Henri, Count of Paris
Mother Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
Religion Roman Catholicism

Prince Thibaut d’Orléans, Fils de France, comte de La Marche (Thibaut Louis Denis Humbert Marie; 20 January 1948 in Sintra, Portuguese Riviera – 23 March 1983 in Bangui, Central African Republic), was the son of the late Henri Robert Ferdinand Marie Louis Philippe d’Orléans (the Orleanist claimant to the French throne from 1940 until his death) and Isabelle Marie de Orléans Bragança.

Early life

Prince Thibaut was born in Sintra, Portugal. His godparents were King Umberto of Italy and Queen Amelie of Portugal. He was given the title Count of La Marche, a territory that has been nominally part of the French Crown lands since 1527.


He married Marion Mercedes Gordon-Orr (born 4 September 1942, Santiago, Chile, the daughter of James Gordon-Orr and Mercedes Devia), on 23 September 1972 in Edinburgh, Scotland; the couple had two sons:

  • Robert Benoit Paul Henri James Marie d’Orléans, Prince de France (born 6 September 1976, Edinburgh).
  • Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (18 April 1979, Edinburgh – 2 January 1980, Thoiry)[1]