The Queen's Necklace

Although Marie Antoinette loved diamonds, and enjoyed receiving them as gifts from her husband during their early years, she turned away from them as France struggled economically. She did not think it right to indulge in such things when other mothers in France worried how they would feed their children.

The Queen, however, was unfairly accused of being a thief over the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace." These accusations helped to further turn French opinions against her and the royal family.

Media Credits

Illustration from "Le collier de la Reine" ("The Queen's Necklace") by Alexandre Dumas (published in 1856). 


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