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Philippe François Armand Marie de Noailles

Philippe François Armand Marie de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy, Prince-Duc de Poix (17 April 1922 – 28 February 2011[1]) was a cadet of the French ducal house of Noailles (created dukes and peers of France in 1663 by Louis XIV), and second in succession to the senior title. He was the eldest son of Henri-Antoine-Marie de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy, Prince-Duc de Poix, and of Marie de La Rochefoucauld. Following his marriage to Joan Dillon, he became managing director of Domaine Clarence Dillon. Together, the couple acquired Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Château Laville Haut-Brion and Château La Tour Haut-Brion.[1]

Philippe de Noailles
Duke of Mouchy
Tenure1 November 1947 – 28 February 2011
Born(1922-04-17)17 April 1922
Paris, France
Died28 February 2011(2011-02-28) (aged 88)
Noble familyHouse of Noailles
Spouse(s)Diane de Castellane
Joan Douglas Dillon
Nathalie-Marie-Thérèse de Noailles
Antoine Georges Marie de Noailles
Alexis Marie de Noailles
FatherHenri-Antoine-Marie de Noailles
MotherMarie de La Rochefoucauld


Philippe was married twice. His first wife was Diane de Castellane Fernández (b. Paris 19 February 1927), whom he married in Paris on 14 April 1948 (divorced 1974). They had two sons and one daughter.

His second wife was HRH Princess Joan of Luxembourg, née Joan Douglas Dillon (b. New York City, 31 January 1935). She was the widow of Prince Charles of Luxembourg (a son of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg), whom she married in Sutton Park, Surrey, on 1 March 1967, the former wife of James Brady Moseley (New York City, 22 May 1931 – Boston, Massachusetts, 9 April 1998), son of wealthy Boston stockbroker Frederick S. Moseley, Jr. and wife Jane H. Brady, whom she married firstly in Paris on 1 August 1953, divorced in Washoe County, Nevada on 12 December 1955 and annulled in Rome on 22 June 1963. She was the daughter of U.S. Treasury Secretary C. Douglas Dillon and his wife, Phyllis Chess Ellsworth. They married at Islesboro, Maine, on 3 August 1978, without issue. By this marriage, the Duc de Mouchy had a stepson and two stepdaughters.

Through his great-grandmother, Princess Anne Murat, Philippe descended from Napoleon I's Marshal, Joachim Murat, King of Naples, and Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon's sister. Anne was married to Antoine de Noailles, 6th Duc de Mouchy, 6th Prince-Duc de Poix, Philippe's great-grandfather.


  • Nathalie Marie Thérèse de Noailles (born Neuilly 11 February 1949), married civilly in Paris 25 April 1981 and religiously in Nançay 23 May 1981 (divorced 1989) Christian Charles Meissirel-Marquot (born Bayonne 27 August 1945)
  • Antoine-Georges-Marie de Noailles, Duc de Mouchy et de Poix in 2011 (born Paris 7 September 1950); married Saint-Hilarion 20 June 1980 Isabelle Marie Jeanne Hélène Frisch de Fels (born Neuilly 29 May 1955)
    • Mélanie de Noailles (born Paris 11 September 1981)
    • Charles de Noailles, styled Prince de Poix (born Paris 15 February 1984) heir to his father's titles
    • Adrien de Noailles (born Paris 10 May 1985)
  • Alexis de Noailles (born Paris 5 September 1952), married Paris 6 September 2004 Princess Diane d'Orléans (born Neuilly 24 June 1970) daughter of Prince Jacques and Princess Gersende, Duke and Duchess of Orléans
    • Céline de Noailles (born 14 January 2005)
    • Léontine de Noailles (born 2006)
    • Victoire de Noailles[2]


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