The Weekend Special - Queen Marie Antoinette of France - Wedding

On May 16th. 1770, the Wedding of Louis (then Dauphin of France)
and Marie Antoinette took place at the Royal Palace of Versailles.


















Palace of Versailles - Source: Wikipedia

The bride wore a dress designed by Rose Bertin. Rose Bertin opened
a shop on the Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris.





















Painting of Rose Bertin - Source: Wikipedia

The French people were against this alliance between France and Austria.
Marie Antoinette was seen as a unwelcome foreigner. Besides that,
the young weds had an aimable but distant marriage.
Later the two became closer.

They had 4 children:

- Marie-Thérèse- Charlotte
- Louis-Joseph- Xavier-François
- Louis-Charles
- Sophie-Hélène-Beatrix






















Queen Marie Antoinette and her children - painting - Source: Wikipedia
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