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Ref  MB6   Legitimist Ring

A rare French bague du légitimiste, circa 1830. The 18 carat gold ring is inscribed in raised gold letters on a textured ground : Madame votre fils est mon roi  - 'madam, your son is my king.' Légitimistes were, and remain, those royalists supporting the claim of the representative of the senior line of the House of Bourbon to be the true king of France. For nearly 200 years, French legitimists have been advocating the return of the Bourbon line to the French throne, which would today make a 45 year old Spanish banker, Louis de Bourbon, Louis XX, King of France. The inscription on the ring was addressed to Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, Duchesse de Berry, mother of Henri, Comte de Chambord. Marie-Caroline was pregnant with her son when her husband Duc de Berry of the French royal family was assassinated in 1820. Marie-Caroline pronounced her son Henri to be the Bourbon heir. He was King of France from 2nd to 9th August 1830 as Henri V, although he was never officially proclaimed as such. Henri was forced to flee France when his cousin Louis-Philippe seized the throne and he remained the Legitimist pretender until his death in 1883. The ring is size R [US 8 and 5/8] and the band is 1/4 inch wide. A fascinating historical ring in immaculate and most wearable condition.

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Carolina, Duchess of Berry and

Duchesse du Berry and her son Henri

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