Last king and queen of France?

France had once upon a time royalties. who was the last king and queen. when did they lose their title and why did they lose the title.

Who decided that France doesnt need a royal familie.

The descented/spouse of the last king/queen what did they do. Because if you are next inline as future king or queen are trained to take over the crown, but when the people of France to put a stop to it, what happend to the king or queen to be.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it was the revolution after napoleon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France#Monarchy_to_re...

  • 4 years ago

    King And Queen Of France

  • 1 decade ago

    Your question is difficult to answer. The Last "King of France" as official title, was King Charles X (King 1824 to 1830). His wife was Princess Maria Theresia of Savoia, she died in 1804, twenty years before he became king. So the last "Queen of France" was actually Queen Marie Antoinette who was murdered by the revolutionaries in 1793.

    Successor of King Charles X was King Louis Philippe, however, his title was not "King of France", but "King of the French" (1830 to 1848). Therefore his wife Queen Maria Amalia Teresa née Princess of the Two Sicilies (26 April 1782- to 4 March 1866) was "Queen of the French".

    France's Royal Family is split and there are two rival faction. First you have the descendents of King Louis Philippe. This part of the Bourbon Family is headed by Henri Comte de Paris, Duc de France. He is 74, heir presumptive in Prince Jean, Duc de Vendôme, his second son, who isn't married yet.

    The other branch descends from King Louis XIV, the Sun King's grandson who became King Felipe V of Spain. Head of this branch is Don Luis Alfonso. He married a Venezuelan heiress and they have one daughter. They usually live in Venezuela or in Spain.

    Who decided that France doesn't need a royal family? Another good question.

    The last French referendum on the monarchy was in 1870, when 83 percent voted for a "liberal Empire" (with an Emperor Napoléon III). After the Franco-Prussian War 1870/71 a republic was proclaimed. In 1875 the Royalists had a majority in the National Assembly, but their effort to re-introduce the Monarchy in France was defeated 353:352.

    Since then the Royalists never gained enough seats nor was there ever a referendum on this question. However, before this year's presidential elections opinion polls showed that 20 percent of the French considered voting for a royalist candidate.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My great great grandfather was supposed to become the next king of France. When the monarchy was broken up he ended up working on a horse farm. On some days he was in charge of carting away the horse dung. I now hold claim to the monarchie. If France ever returns to a monarchie system of government I'll be the king.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They lost their title and their heads during the French Revolution. The next in line was the Dauphin (son of the King). He was put in prison and died there, supposedly from an illness.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Louis-Philippe I of France (October 6, 1773 – August 26, 1850) was King of the French from 1830 to 1848 in what was known as the July Monarchy. He was the last king to rule France. On February 24, 1848, during the February 1848 Revolution, to general surprise, King Louis-Philippe abdicated in favor of his nine-year-old grandson, Philippe. (His son and heir, Prince Ferdinand, had died in an accident in 1842.) Fearful of what had happened to Louis XVI, he quickly disguised himself and fled Paris. Riding in an ordinary cab under the name of "Mr. Smith", he escaped to England. According to The Times of March 6, 1848, the King and Queen were received at Newhaven, East Sussex before travelling by train to London.

    The National Assembly initially planned to accept young Philippe as king. The strong current of public opinion rejected that. On February 26, the Second Republic was proclaimed. Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was elected President in December; a few years later he declared himself president for life and then Emperor Napoleon III.

    Louis-Philippe and his family lived in England until his death in Claremont, Surrey. He is buried with his wife, Amelia (April 26, 1782–March 24, 1866), at the Chapelle Royale, the family necropolis he had built in 1816, in Dreux.

    Louis-Philippe Albert of Orléans, Count of Paris (24 August 1838 – 8 September 1894) was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of the French. He became the Prince Royal, heir to the throne, when his father, Prince Ferdinand-Philippe, died in a carriage accident in 1842.

    Although there was some effort during the days after the abdication of his grandfather in 1848 to put him on the throne under his mother's (Helene of Mecklenburg) regency, this came to nothing. They fled and the French Second Republic was proclaimed in its stead.

    The Count of Paris volunteered to serve as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War along with his younger brother, the Duke of Chartres. As Captain Philippe d'Orléans, the Count of Paris served on the staff of the commander of the Army of the Potomac under Major General George McClellan for nearly a year. He distinguished himself during the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign. The Count of Paris lived in Sheen House, Sheen in Surrey Britain, where his grandfather had sought refuge after his abdication. He died at Stowe House in 1894.

  • valda
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    And the same question shows up again

  • 1 decade ago

    friendly here is the link where you find your answer

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  • 4 years ago

    Was wondering this as well

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