Letters from Françoise d'Orléans to Jacques Des Roches, (pseudonym of Jean-Gabriel Vacheron). Princesse de Grèce et de Danemark Princesse Françoise d'Orléans, writer, recipient Jacques Des Roches, Jean-Gabriel Vacheron.

Letters from Françoise d'Orléans to Jacques Des Roches, (pseudonym of Jean-Gabriel Vacheron)

Larache, Maroc: 1933. ALs, 2 pages on literary and personal matters...

Princess Françoise Isabelle Louise Marie d'Orléans was the second wife of Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark. She was born in Paris on December 25, 1902, the second child of Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Guise, an Orléanist pretender to the throne of France, and Princess Isabelle of Orléans....
In 1925, at the wedding of Princess Mafalda of Italy and Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, Françoise first met her future husband, Prince Christopher of Greece. He was the youngest son of King George I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia. Several years later, at the encouragement of her aunt, the Duchess of Aosta, the two meet again and soon a romance begins. Although Christopher was 13 years older and widowed, Françoise was attracted to his sense of humor and his artistic abilities. A few weeks later, the couple decided to become engaged but first they had to address the issue of religion. Christopher was Greek Orthodox, and Françoise was Catholic, which meant they would need a dispensation from the Pope, who was greatly opposed to the idea. Finally, after lengthy negotiations, they received permission and were able to marry....

Included is a "Certificate d'exportation pour un bien cuturel" issued by by Ministère Culture of France....


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