Marie Antoinette comforts the Dauphin

April 22, 2013

Portrait of the Dauphin by Alexander Kucharsky

Portrait of the Dauphin by Alexander Kucharsky

The rioting mob forced the French royal family to leave Versailles and settle in the Tuilleries but that Parisian palace caused a doleful impression in everyone as it had been unoccupied for some years. The six-year old Dauphin exclaimed:

—“But everything is so ugly here, Mamma!”

Filled with sadness, the Queen tried to comfort him, saying:

—“Louis XV was very fond of this palace. We should not show ourselves more demanding than him.”

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Henri Robert, Os grandes processos da História (Porto Alegre: Globo, 1939), Vol. 3, p. 95. (Nobility.org translation.)

Short Stories on Honor, Chivalry, and the World of Nobility—no. 275

 

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