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Monday, August 1, 2011

Polignac

I don't know why but I'd not imagined there was anyone of the name Polignac still around. It's certainly an historic name and while I knew Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, Duchesse de Polignac had escaped revolutionary France I didn't really consider it further as she had died not long after Marie-Antoinette (reportedly of grief).
But then a chance reference to one of the Grimaldis turned up the information that their names are in fact Grimaldi-Polignac. She is in fact the great great great great grandmother of Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie of Monaco. So they are all Counts and Countesses of Polignac. Whodathunkit? 

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