Duchess Marie-Marguerite, Queen of France-Venezuela

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Duchess Marie-Marguerite, Queen of France-Venezuela

If France had another queen, it would be this lady.

We rarely hear about it, but there is always the King and Queen of France walking around. At least that’s what the family thinks. Meet Mary Margaret, Duchess of Anjou and Queen of France.

Maria margherita

Who is the woman apart from Louis XX de Bourbon, a direct descendant of the kings of France? Although it is now known as duchess Mary Margaret, her name is Maria Margherita Vargas Santaella. The 37-year-old is a member of the royal family and the daughter of a wealthy Venezuelan lawyer and banker. I grew up in Venezuela and the United States of America, but she got to know ancient European nobles through her son-in-law. This is how I also met the Duke Louis de Bourbon, the one who believed he had a right to the throne of France and who, even then, was a libertine. jet. The couple married in 2004 and since then the Venezuelan beauty has been allowed to do so. Duchess of Anjou Mention.

Queen of France

We want you Memories of the past To save your history lessons, we are therefore going to shorten them. The French Revolution ended the monarchy (you know, beheading Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI), but in the decades that followed two attempts were made to restore the house of Bourbon. However, since 1848 there is no longer anyone on the royal throne, but descendants who believe in the rightful heir to the throne. We still have enough today.

Louis de Bourbon, Duke of Anjou, is one of the people who can be considered at the head of the French royal house. A role that he and his wife, Mary Margaret, take very seriously. “There is no monarchy in France. Accomplishment, ”Marie-Marguerite said in an interview in 2010.“ But I don’t think something like that will happen. ” And the “king” Louis also keeps his feet on the ground: “I have no fortune of my own and I have no castle. When I visit Paris, I stay with my mother.


The “next heir to the throne” is also ready: the namesake Louis (11), eldest son of Mary Margaret and Louis XX. He is slightly older than his twin brother Alphonse, who thus misses the nickname. Also, the French Only daughter of the royal family, Madame Royale Eugenie (14 years old) and another son Henry (2 years old).