|King of France|
|Reign||8 February 1929-|
|Coronation||29 May 1929, Reims Cathedral|
|Predecessor|| Philippe VII de jure
Napoleon III de facto
|Heir Apparent||Jean,Duke of Guisse|
|Born|| 6 February 1869 |
York House, Twickenham, Middlesex
|Spouse||Archduchess Maria Dorothea of Austria|
|Prince Louis Philippe Robert d'Orléans|
|Mother||Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans|
Philippe was born at York House, Twickenham, Middlesex as the eldest son of Philippe, Count of Paris and his wife Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans. Although he was baptized with the name Louis-Philippe-Robert,he preferred to be called Philippe over his full name. Due to the abdication of his Great-Grandfather Louis Philippe, King of the French, in 1848, his family were forced into exile to England. After the fall of the second French empire in 1871, they were allowed to return. Following his return to France in 1871, Philippe was educated at home at the Château d'Eu and at the Collège Stanislas de Paris. In 1880 he was granted the title of Duc d'Orléans by his father.
Philippe grew up to be quite tall and blond and later on grew a beard. One of his favorite pastimes when not attending school, was to mountain climb which he had learned from one of his father's friends.
Philippe began his military career at the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. At one point in 1886, he was about to become a commander in the French army, when his family were once again forced into exile by the French government. After this incident, he was placed under the supervision of Colonel de Parseval who helped him apply for a military academy in Lausanne. During his family's exile in Great Britain, he entered the Royal Military collage in Sandhurst with the help of Queen Victoria who had personally recommended him to it.