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 uses the style Prince Philippe, has no children and has 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 has been the head of the Royal House of Araucania and Patagonia since May 12, 1951 and continues in that role today. Prince Philippe lives in Paris. He also maintains 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.
Boiry is a prolific author, having written many books of poetry, history and professional essays. Some of his recent books include:
Photo of Philippe Boiry borrowed from the website of the Institute Europeen des Relations Public (http://www.ieerp.eu/)