Anyone going to see the Marie Antoinette Movie?
Here are some interesting facts about her:
-She is the only real Queen ever quoted in a Queen composition.
-Both herself and Freddie Mercury died before their time...and they were both Queens!
-She never really said "Let them eat cake"...this was actually quoted by the famous philosophe Voltaire decades before Marie Antoinette even came to power.
-She gave birth to 4 children, 2 died before the breakout of the French Revolution, 1 was taken away from her in prison and later died at age 8, and only 1 survived (Madame Royale) and later wrote her memoires.
-Marie Antoinette was generally a kind person who tried to help the poor people of her country by cutting royal spending. It was the press who incorrectly portrayed her as a corrupt and perverted Queen. One paper reported that she had sexual relations with her own son...no proof has ever been shown.
-She played the harpsichord and piano and loved performing plays at her own private opera house.
-Her last words at the guillotine where: "Pardon me sir, I did not mean to do it." as she stepped on her executioners foot.
-In 1789, at the palace of Versailles, she was almost murdered in her own bed by an angry mob. She narrowly escaped through a secret passage. Her bodyguards gave their lives to save her.
-Her best friend, Princess de Lamballe's head was cut off and paraded outside her jail cell. The mob wanted her to kiss it's lips!
Freddie: "Yes, we'll have a great big cock fly over the crowd!"
Roadies: "Yeah! Great Idea!"
Freddie: "And it will fly into a great big mouth with a moustache!"