THE DUKE OF AUMALE, THE WIZARD OF CHANTILLY
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
The fifth son of King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie, the Duke of Aumale grew up in Versailles and witnessed the pomp of the last royal court in France.
Heir to the Chantilly estate at the age of 8, his colossal fortune made him one of the most coveted eligible royal for european princesses and the lover of the most beautiful actresses of his time.
A daring military man, historian, writer, collector and media mogul, Henri d'Orléans could also have become one of the first presidents of France when he returned from exile.