Jean-Christophe, His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon

An heir of the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, this investment banker is based in New York and works for Morgan Stanley. He succeeded his grandfather Louis, Prince Napoléon as Head of the Imperial House of France in 1997 due to a dynastic dispute due to his father “embracing republican principles” and remarrying “without his father’s permission”. In an interview, he stated: “I am a man of my time, as is everyone, but also with certain duties that I’ve decided to take up and certainly no extra rights. I am witness to my family’s past and of its role in history, but I am resolute to face the future. The Bonapartes have always been modern men and even avant-gardistes”.

The Roll Call - DYNASTIES AND GRANDEES

1

Douglas Durst

2

Brooke Barzun

3

Nadja Swarovski-Adams (AKA “Nadja Swarovski”)

4

Stavros Niarchos III

5

HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

6

The Marchioness of Bath

7

His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

8

Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

9

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

10

Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

11

Lord Mostyn

12

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

13

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

14

The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

15

Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

16

India Rose James

17

Galen and Hilary Weston

18

Robert Durst

19

The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

20

Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria

21

Patricia Campbell Hearst-Shaw (better known as Patty Hearst)

22

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

23

Rose van Cutsem (née Rose Astor)

24

Edward Cavendish (full name “Edward William Henry Delmar Cavendish”)

25

Delphine Arnault

26

Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

27

Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

28

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

29

His Royal Highness The Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine (born Franz Prinz von Bayern)

30

Lady Wolfson

31

His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

32

Bobby and Ivey Leidy (AKA Mr and Mrs Robert Leidy, Jr.)

33

Charles Cadogan, The Rt. Hon. the 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL

34

Pear Pimpisa Chirathivat (แพร พิมพิศา จิราธิวัฒน์)

35

Arkadiy Abramovich (Аркадий Романович Абрамович)

36

Matthew Winthrop Barzun

37

Jean-Christophe, His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon

38

Lauren Bush Lauren (nickname: “LBL”)

39

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

40

Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

41

The Hon. Imogen Lloyd Webber

42

Charles Morgan

43

Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait

44

W.L. “Lyons” Brown III

NO COMMENTS

  1. It just shows that a humble republican Corsican can start a dynasty and even award himself princedoms and kingdoms. You cannot stop human beings and their endless pursuit of titles. The Bonoparte clan certainly knew how to look after themselves in a very modern way! Most of the old French aristocracy were terrible snooty about Boney and the ‘aristocracy’ he created and surrounded himself with….one or two of the ‘Ducs’ he created were in previous lives shoemakers…

  2. Yes, very modern family. Not many know that Jean Christophe descends from a gentry family in England of royal descent from King Edward I. He is a descendant, via his ancestor Carlo Alberto I, King of Sardinia and progenitor of the modern royal family of Italy, of Sir Henry Sutton of Aram and his wife Alice Hall, daughter of Francis Hall of Grantham, Lincolnshire and his wife Elizabeth Wingfield, daughter of Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham and Elizabeth FitzLewis. The Wingfields were descendants of Edward I’s youngest daughter Elizabeth via the Earls of Arundel. Alice Hall Sutton is also ancestral to Princess Diana. Her brother Edmund Hall of Gretford, Lincolnshire was ancestor to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and another brother Francis Hall of Grantham, Lincolnshire, Comptroller of Calais, was an ancestor of Prince Albert II of Monaco as well as colonial American immigrants Sir Grey Skipwith, 3rd Baronet and his sister Diana Skipwith Dale who happens to be my 10x great grandmother. Just a fact of history but has no impact on our lives today in the American cultural fabric.

  3. Christophe ties must link back to Louis XIV; was born on 5 September 1638 in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Louis XIII and Anne of Austria – born at Benavente Palace in Valladolid, Spain, and baptised Ana María Mauricia, she was the eldest daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margaret of Austria. She held the titles of Infanta of Spain and of Portugal (since her father was king of Portugal as well as Spain) and Archduchess of Austria. In spite of her birth in Spain, she was referred to as Anne of Austria because the rulers of Spain belonged to the House of Austria. So, it is evident the French throne was once Latin. Now, it just looks like English Imperial successors. Much too far from the House of Bourbons. By the 18th century, members of the Bourbon dynasty also held thrones in Spain, Naples, Sicily, and Parma. Spain and Luxembourg currently have Bourbon monarchs.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Exit mobile version