Sunday, April 25, 2010

Two Queens

Here is an article with information about the friendship between Marie-Antoinette and Queen Charlotte. To quote:
Both queens never met but maintained a life-long pen and paper friendship, they had a lot in common, both were from German speaking countries, ‘removed’ to marry a foreign king, both admired Mozart, Marie Antoinette knew him in Austria before her marriage and Mozart dedicated his Opus Dei to Charlotte who sang an aria with him, and both queens were great philanthropists and patrons of the arts....

With the advent of the Revolution, Charlotte prepared apartments in London for the French Royal Family, only to be left horrified at their execution and repulsed that such a cruelty could happen so close to Britain, this only accumulated to the strain that she was feeling because of George. (Read more.)


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

OH - Thank you! But you left me wanting more!!!!!
Parisienne Farmgirl

May said...

Poor Charlotte. Her grief must have been shared by many people at the time, actually.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Farmgirl, and there is more to be found in my novels TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE.

I agree, Matterhorn.