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On October 19th, 1851, Marie Thérèse of France—the only child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to survive the revolution—died at the age of 72, possibly from pneumonia.

She died only three days after the anniversary of her mother’s execution; in her last hours she was surrounded by her family, religious counsel, and the relics of her parents and aunt Elisabeth; all were executed during her youth.

In her last will and testament she wrote: "I pray God to shower down his blessings upon France—France, that I have never ceased to love even under my bitterest afflictions."

Princess Élisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, speaking at the First World War commemoration in Ploegsteert, Belgium, on 17 October 2014. The Duchess had written her speech herself.



Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich 


Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Prussia


Friedrich Crown Prince of Prussia and his brother-in-law Prince Louis of Hesse, clearly had fun during the photoshoot on 9 March 1863.

{Prince Frederick of Denmark, Princess Christian of Denmark, Princess Alice and Princess Helena.}


Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret

The Order of the Companions of Honour, to be a member; Dame Maggie Smith, for services to drama.