Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

Marie Antoinette was taken to the scaffold today in 1793. She heard her sentence at 4 a.m. when the jurors filed into the hall. She was exhausted from a two-day trial accusing her of everything from espionage to incest. She was weak from  uterine bleeding, little food and lack of sleep. She heard the verdict … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s Last Day

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Advice from the queen: Cut, then burn the purse strings

It’s Sunday. That means that the former queen of France tells you about the mistakes she made so you won't make them too.  If you find yourself in need of advice from the former Queen of France, please email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Madame, my Queen,  I have a sister who can't quite keep … Continue reading Advice from the queen: Cut, then burn the purse strings

Ask the Queen: How a queen gets noticed

Each week, the former queen of France moderates an advice column on this site, doling out wisdom based on her wide experience. to have the queen field your question, email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Your majesty, I am short and young and have a hard time getting people to listen to me. What can … Continue reading Ask the Queen: How a queen gets noticed

What things cost at Versailles

Ever wonder how you'd make out in 18th century France with a pitiable layman's salary? Here's your chance to see what the good life (and the regular life) actually cost.  Priest’s salary, 250 livres Princesse Lamballe’s salary as a superintendent, 950,000 livres Theatre at Trianon, 141, 200 livres Bracelets for our rosy gal Marie, in … Continue reading What things cost at Versailles

WWMAD: On Royal Bearing, Staying Calm and Carrying On

Marie Antoinette runs an honest-to-goodness advice column in this space every Sunday. To benefit from her sage experience, send her an email at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com. Your majesty, I need your opinion. I'm a 20-something young woman and my mother still tells me to sit up straight. This annoys me. It also feels … Continue reading WWMAD: On Royal Bearing, Staying Calm and Carrying On

A queen asks “What advice can no modern Marie do without?

In this space your humble queen has fielded your questions about life and love and today turns the tables. Your majesty would like to hear the best advice you have ever gotten, that has stuck with you in some way, that you could share with our other fair readers. Maybe it's a hard won lesson … Continue reading A queen asks “What advice can no modern Marie do without?

WWMAD: Dealing with snarky, underminy women

Every Sunday, Marie Antoinette doles out the advice only she can give about love, life and relationships. To have the queen weigh in on your dilemma, email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at wordpress dot com. Your majesty the Queen, I'm the new girl at my job and one of my coworkers has disliked me from the start. I'm … Continue reading WWMAD: Dealing with snarky, underminy women