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tinywaitress:

At first, no one dared tell the Queen it was a Dauphin, for fear of arousing too strong an emotion. Everyone around her held in their feelings so well that the Queen, seeing only constraint about her, thought it was a daughter. She said: “You see how reasonable I am. I have asked no questions.”
Seeing her anxiety, the King thought it was time to reassure her. With tears in his eyes he said: “M. le Dauphin begs to enter.”
They brought her the child and those who witnessed the scene say they have never seen anything so touching. 
A biography of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - Andre Castelot

tinywaitress:

At first, no one dared tell the Queen it was a Dauphin, for fear of arousing too strong an emotion. Everyone around her held in their feelings so well that the Queen, seeing only constraint about her, thought it was a daughter. She said: “You see how reasonable I am. I have asked no questions.”

Seeing her anxiety, the King thought it was time to reassure her. With tears in his eyes he said: “M. le Dauphin begs to enter.”

They brought her the child and those who witnessed the scene say they have never seen anything so touching.

A biography of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - Andre Castelot

(Source: tiny-librarian)

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