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Author:  Rosieface [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  Wedding Guests

I have been looking with no success for a list of people who were actually present at the handing-off ceremony (when the little queen was handed over from Austria to France). I am particularly interested in the women who might have been there. Is there anyone who can point me in the right direction for this?

Thanks!

Author:  reine [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wedding Guests

unfortunately I don't know

reine :angel6:

Author:  Lilly [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wedding Guests

Madame de Noailles for one.

Author:  Rosieface [ Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wedding Guests

Madame de Noailles, obviously. But she's a little too prominent for what I'm looking for. Basically, I am thinking about working on a fiction piece about MA, and I want to be scrupulous. I'd like a younger, lesser-known noblewoman whose name I can steal for a character, and I'd also like to accurately be able to mention the people present--or at least, avoid inaccuracy as much as possible. If there really isn't a record of who was there, I can make things up with impunity, but I doubt that that's the case.

Author:  baron de batz [ Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wedding Guests

I'll get back to you on that....

Author:  baron de batz [ Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wedding Guests

From the French side (amongst others), the Comte and Comtesse de Noailles, the Duchesse de Villars, the Marquise de Duras, the Duchesse de Picquigny, the Comtesse de Mailly, and the young son of the Comte de Noailles, the Prince de Poix. From the Austrian side, the Prince Starhemberg, the Comte Mercy (others tba)

Author:  Rosieface [ Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:55 am ]
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Baron, you are my hero! May I ask your sources?

Author:  Leisel86 [ Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:26 pm ]
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Check Antonia Fraser's book Marie Antoinette: The Journey. There's a pretty good description of the hand over in it.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:45 pm ]
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'The Journey' mentions names that were recorded for their official role in the proxy hand over but Fraser does not list them all. If you want an official citation, then Fraser does list the names Baron has given you.

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