Tuesday, June 30, 2015

More about the Prince and Princess de Condé

Does Condé have any mistresses or romantic liaisons?
To date, the Network has been unable to identify any mistresses for the Prince. He does spend a lot of time with males friends especially his brother-in-law.

Who are his closest friends?
Condé’s closest friend is his brother-in-law, Henry the duc de Montmorency.

Is he having any unusual meetings?
Condé has regular meetings with his family and with other prominent members of the noblesse d’epee. These meetings have increased in frequency since the incident at the theatre. One notable exception is the members of the de Guise family who have been opponents of the Bourbons since the religious wars of the last century, the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, and the days of the Catholic League, which was led by the Guise family.

Is the Queen Mother, Marie de Medici, the subject of recent conversation or speculation?

What is the view of the Queen Mother in the Prince’s household and amongst his friends and clients?
Condé disapproves of the Queen Mother as a foreigner and distrusts her as an inveterate schemer. It is thought likely that she would adamantly oppose any effort to put Condé on the throne instead of her youngest son Gaston.

Are there any scandals or rumors of scandals in the Condé household?
There is speculation over the Prince and the fact that he does not seem to take mistresses. Some still find the original elopement by the Prince and Princesse romantic, but their subsequent coolness over the years has caused speculation. The Princesse spends time with her good friend, the Marquisse de Rambouillet and spends time at her salon.

Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé

  • Condé is proud and temperamental, jealous of his rank and privileges.
  • Cool with his wife; close friends with his brother-in-law.
  • Now disliked by Hugeunots due to his forswearing the faith of his father and his brutality during the 1621-22 religious war.

Charlotte-Marguerite de Montmorency, Princesse de Condé

  • Imperious, but loyal and generous to her friends.
  • She is close to the Marquise de Rambouillet and is a regular member of her salon.

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