At the time she was known to have had one constant lovers and several others just "passing by"..
The Comte de Melfort was rumoured to be one of them. In the memoirs of Jacques Casanova (written by Giacomo Casanova) the Comte de Melfort was mentioned as
"the favourite of the Duchess of Chartres, who had just become the Duchess of Orléans".It is believed that the two of them met at the Château de Saint-Cloud shortly after the birth of her first-born son in 1747. Louis Philippe was not pleased. He demanded that she gave up her lover immediately or be sent away to a convent! For all we know this seems to have ended the affair.
|Louise Henriette de Bourbon Conti|