Prince Louis II

Duke of Royan from 1866 to 1913


H.H. Prince Louis II was born on November 29, 1836 in Belgium, he is the first child of the ducal couple, Their Highnesses Prince Germain and Princess Louise-Caroline.

From 1860, he enlisted in the French Navy. During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, he took part in the brief combat between the Aviso Bouvet and the Prussian ship Meteor which took place off Havana. The Duke is slightly injured and later returns to Europe.

The Prince married Princess Charlotte-Émilie Angéline de Limbourg on January 24, 1879. The couple had four children : Prince Charles (1880-1883), Prince Arthur, Princess Anne-Catherine (1885-1985) and Princess Anastasie (1887-1971).

Prince Arthur died on May 1, 1913 at the age of 76.