Princess Marguerite d’Orléans
2 July 1863
Volume 10, page 329, sitting number 13,684.
Princess Marguerite Adelaide d’Orléans (1846-1893) was born in the Tuileries on 16 February 1846. Her father was Louis-Charles-Philippe-Raphaël d'Orléans, duc de Nemours [Duke of Nemours], second son of King Louis-Philippe.
Princess Marguerite married the Polish prince Wladyslaw Czartoryski (1828-1894) on 15 January 1872 at Chantilly. Their marriage produced two sons.
She died on 24 October 1893, aged 47, at the Hôtel Lambert, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Paris.
'The death of Princess Marguerite d'Orleans, wife of Prince Ladislas Czartoryski, seems to have occurred, the St James's Gazette observes, under peculiarly painful circumstances. For some years she had been the doomed victim of pulmonary phthisis, and had ceased to play a part in the society of the Faubourg, of which she was once so bright an ornament, devoting all her remaining strenght to the care of her two boys, Princes Adam and Withold. Since the winter and spring, which she passed at San Remo, the malady has made terrible progress, and a fortnight ago she was brought from the sanatorium near Frankfort, where the summer was spent, to the Hôtel Lambert, her Paris home, in a well-nigh hopeless state. She rallied, however, and on Tuesday, at the usual dinner-hour, she was able to take some nourishment, looking forward to congratulating her father, the Duc de Nemours, next day on the eightieth anniversary of his birth. An hour later a fatal crisis came on, and at nine o'clock she breathed her last in the arms of her devoted husband and in the presence of her sons. The Duc de Nemours, who was sent for at once, arrived too late to take a last farewell of his child, and the Duc de Chartres, the Duc d'Aumale, the Prince de Joinville, the Duc and Duchess d'Alençon, and the Comte and Comtesse d'Eu did not reach the house of morning until the morrow' (Western Daily Press, 28 October 1893).