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Peter

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Azadi, you can say 'Grand Duke Henri doesn't use the name Bourbon', and that would be correct. I was of course perfectly aware of it, and even of why, which I doubt you are. What you cannot say is 'Grand Duke Henri is not a Bourbon', because that would not be correct.
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Azadi, you can say 'Grand Duke Henri doesn't use the name Bourbon', and that would be correct. I was of course perfectly aware of it, and even of why, which I doubt you are. What you cannot say is 'Grand Duke Henri is not a Bourbon', because that would not be correct.

Why doesn't he use the name Bourbon?
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Because Grand Duke Jean was offended at the head of the House of Bourbon-Parma refusing dynastic status for the marriage of his son the then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri, he renounced use of the Bourbon-Parma name and associated styles and dignities for himself and all his family, replacing the latter with Luxembourg equivalents (so that, for example, junior members of the family remained Royal rather than Grand Ducal Highnesses). The name of the Grand Ducal House, which had formerly been I believe Bourbon-Nassau, was that time changed to Luxembourg-Nassau, with those family members who required a surname adopting the simple 'de Nassau'. Subsequently Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume became a Prince of Bourbon-Parma after all, that style having been conferred upon him by his father at his confirmation as Heir. Presumably it will continue to his child when he or she is born, due in May if memory serves.
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