Madam Lucifer

“Now that we are related,” said Madame Palatine on the subject of the royal bastards, “I would rather you bring them up than down.” Saint-Simon of course proved to obdurate.  He was living in the past. Oh how well he remembered the day when Princess Palatine slapped her son for accepting the match and turned her back on the king for proposing the marriage of his illegitimate daughter, Mademoiselle de Blois, to her offspring! How did she describe her new relation? “Her face and my butt look like twins.” Her son, the future Regent, followed suit, choosing his wife an endearing appellation, Madam Lucifer, which she was known to bear not without some pride.

In the picture above Mademoiselle de Blois is on the left.

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