Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tea at Trianon: Marie-Amélie, the Last Queen

In the wonderful book about the artist, Renoir, Renoir, My Father, his son tells how Renoir grew up in a poor area of Paris near the Louvre. The little urchins used to call Queen Marie-Amelie 'good Queen Amelie' because she would throw them sweets from the window! Here is an interesting post about her life by Elena Maria Vidal: Tea at Trianon: Marie-Amélie, the Last Queen

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

I love Queen Marie-Amélie! She was a dignified, pious and affectionate lady placed in a difficult and embarrassing position.

Here are my own posts on her:

http://crossoflaeken.blogspot.com/search?q=marie-amélie

Custom Search