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Diane, Duchess of Württemberg (née Princess Diane Françoise Maria da Gloria of Orléans; born 24 March 1940) is a French princess who is married to Carl, Duke of Württemberg, head of the House of Württemberg. She is a successful artist and sculptor.[1]

Princess Diane
Duchess of Württemberg
BornDiane d'Orléans
(1940-03-24) 24 March 1940 (age 79)
Petrópolis, Brazil
IssueFriedrich, Hereditary Duke of Württemberg
Duchess Mathilde
Duke Eberhart
Duke Phillipp
Duke Michael
Duchess Fleur
Full name
Diane Françoise Maria da Gloria
FatherHenri, Count of Paris
MotherPrincess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza


Early life and marriageEdit

Princess Diane was born in Petrópolis, Brazil, the fourth daughter and sixth child of the Orléanist claimant to the French throne, Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), and his wife, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003).

On 21 July 1960 at Altshausen, she married Carl, Duke of Württemberg (born 1 August 1936), who became head of the House of Württemberg in 1975.


They had four sons and two daughters :

  • Duke Friedrich Philipp Carl Franz Maria (1 June 1961 – 9 May 2018), married in 1993 to Princess Marie of Wied (born Munich, 27 December 1973):
    • Duke Wilhelm Friedrich Carl Philipp Albrecht Nikolaus Erich Maria (b. Ravensburg, 13 August 1994)
    • Duchess Marie-Amelie Diane Katherine Beatrix Philippa Sophie (b. Ravensburg, 11 March 1996)
    • Duchess Sophie-Dorothea Martina Johanna Henriette Charitas Maria (b. Ravensburg, 19 August 1997)
  • Duchess Mathilde Marie-Antoinette Rosa Isabelle (b. Friedrichshafen, 11 July 1962), married in 1988 to Prince Erich of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg (1962), with five daughters.
    • Countess Marie-Thérèse Walburga Gabrielle Diana Georgina Franziska (b. Memmingen, 5 October 1989).
    • Countess Maria Elisabeth Walburga Apollonia Alexandra Friederike (b. Ravensburg, 31 December 1990).
    • Countess Marie Charlotte Walburga Antonia Adelheid Viktoria Henriette (b. Ravensburg, 10 May 1992).
    • Countess Marie Hélène Walburga Yolande Christiana Michaela (b. Ravensburg, 29 November 1993)
    • Countess Marie Gabrielle Walburga Angelika Antonia Friederike Fleur (b. Ravensburg, 29 November 1996).
  • Duke Eberhard Alois Nikolaus Heinrich Johannes Maria (born 20 June 1963 in Friedrichshafen), married in 2011 to Lucia Désirée Copf (born 29 December 1969) with one son:
    • Duke Alexander (born January 2010)
  • Duke Phillipp Albrecht Christoph Ulrich Maria (b. Friedrichshafen, 1 November 1964), married in 1991 to Duchess Marie-Caroline in Bavaria:
    • Duchess Sophie Anastasia Assunta Marie Pauline (b. Munich, 15 January 1994), married in 2018 to Maximilien d'Andigné.
    • Duchess Pauline Philippa Adelheid Helena Marie (b. London, 15 April 1997)
    • Duke Carl Theodor Philipp Maria Max Emanuel (b. London, 15 June 1999)
    • Duchess Anna Maximiliana Elizabeth Mariella Marie (b. Frankfurt, 2 February 2007)
  • Duke Michael Heinrich Albert Alexander Maria (b. Friedrichshafen, 1 December 1965), married in 2006 Julia Ricarda Storz (b. Munich, 4 April 1965)
  • Duchess Eleonore Fleur Juanita Charlotte Eudoxie Marie-Agnès (b. Altshausen, 4 November 1977), married in 2003 to Count Moritz von Goëss (1966), with three children:
    • Count Zeno Carl Philipp Alfonso Maria von Goëss (b. Vienna, 30 October 2004)
    • Countess Flaminia von Goëss (b. 25 February 2006)
    • Countess Livia von Goëss (b. July 2010)

King Juan Carlos I of Spain is Duchess Fleur's godfather.



  • I.K.H. Diane Herzogin von Württemberg, Prinzessin von Frankreich ; Diane Herzogin vo Württemberg, Roger Orlik ; Sp-Verlag (2002) ISBN 3-9807873-0-3
  • Kunsthandwerk, Gemälde, Skulpturen ; Diane von Württemberg ; Ulm : Süddt. Verl.-Ges., 1991. ISBN 3-88294-165-0



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Diane, Duchess of Württemberg
Born: 12 January 1979
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Archduchess Rosa of Austria
Queen consort of Württemberg
17 April 1975 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1918