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Author:  Megan_ab6 [ Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:51 pm ]
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in the new movie,who are the girls at the beginning who whisper about Marie,but are also her friend?

one is played by Molly Shannon...are they Louis's sisters?

how many sisters did he have? were they married?

Author:  Therese [ Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:23 am ]
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I think you are referring to the Mesdames Tantes, the aunts of Louis XVI. Louis XV had four unmarried daughters. He had six daughters in all, but one died and one got married. The daughters who were "at home" were Mesdames Adelaide, Sophie, Victoire and Louise. Louise became a nun and Marie-Antoinette went to the monastery to give her the veil since it was too painful for Louis XV to be there. Adelaide, the feistiest of the foursome, is not shown in the film. So you must be referring to Sophie and Victoire.

Louis XVI had two sisters, Mesdames Clothilde and Elisabeth. They were several years younger than Louis and Antoinette. Clothilde married the king of Sardinia. Elisabeth stayed with Louis and Antoinette and died on the guillotine.

Author:  Cosette [ Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:21 am ]
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Thanks for that information. I was curious about the aunts and sisters as well.

Author:  Megan_ab6 [ Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:10 am ]
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why didn't his aunts get married? not enough other royalty for them?
what were his brothers named? in the book i read they named two-Stanny and Carlot i think.

thanks for the info too!

Author:  Victoire-Adélaïde [ Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:35 am ]
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Dear Therese,

You are right. But I'm just taking the liberty of rectifying the number of the daughters.

Therese wrote:
He had six daughters in all


In fact, Louis XV had 8 daughters, but Madame Louise-Marie and Madame Félicité died as children. The king had 6 adult daughters. :wink:

Megan_ab6 wrote:
one is played by Molly Shannon...are they Louis's sisters?


In the movie, Molly Shannon is Madame Victoire, and Shirley Henderson is Madame Sophie, the aunts of Louis XVI. Madame Adélaïde is missing indeed.

Cosette wrote:
Thanks for that information. I was curious about the aunts and sisters as well.


Megan_ab6 wrote:
why didn't his aunts get married? not enough other royalty for them?


If you want, I can reply to these questions in a topic by Mesdames Tantes, in the Family forum...

Author:  Therese [ Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:39 am ]
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Thank you, V-A, I was hoping you would intervene! Yes, perhaps we should take this discussion elsewhere - to the "Family" section....

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