Jacques-Antoine Bernard (Antoine III) abdicated in favor of Philippe on May 12, 1951. Philippe married Jacqueline-Dominique Marquain (b. 1927) on June 24, 1950. Princess Dominique died July 10, 1978. In 1996, Philippe married Elisabeth de Chavigny. Princess Elisabeth died January 21, 2006. Philippe, who used the style Prince Philippe, had no children and named his successor as Head of the Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia in a written act known to his Council of the Kingdom and Council of State. He was the head of the Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia since May 12, 1951. Prince Philippe lived in Paris and maintained as a secondary residence La Cheze, the ancestral home of King Orelie-Antoine I, outside the village of Chourgnac d'Ans.
Professionally, Philippe began as a journalist, but soon became a leader in public relations. According to the Institute Europeen des Relations Public website, Boiry founded the first public relations agency in Western Europe in the years following World War II. In 1980, Boiry also founded France's first college of communications science, Faculté Libre des Sciences de la Communication in Levallois-Perret.
Prince Philippe died on January 5, 2014 at La Cheze.
Prince Philippe was a prolific author, having written many books of poetry, history and professional essays. Some of his works included:
Photo of Philippe Boiry borrowed from the website of the Institute Europeen des Relations Public (http://www.ieerp.eu/)
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