Friday, 13 December 2013

The Dauphin and Dauphine's Dinner Plan

Seating plan for the wedding dinner of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, 16 May 1770

Most of you have probably seen this before but I dare say you have not really read more than the first names so I will make them out for you. As the title says it is the seating arrangement for the supper on the eve of the marriage between Dauphin Louis Auguste and Archduchess Marie Antoinette.The King is sitting at the head of the table and since Marie Leszczynska has been dead for some years there is no one at the opposite side. 

On the left side, nearest to the King:
Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France
The Comte d'Orlèans
Madame Victoire
The Duc d'Orlèans
The Duchesse de Chartres
The Duc de Bourbon
The Comte de Clermont
The Prince de Conti
The Comtesse de la Marche
The Princesse de Lamballe

On the right side, nearest to the King:
Marie Antoinette, Dauphine of France
The Comte d'Artois
Madame Adélaïde
Madame Sophie
The Duc de Chartres
The Prince de Condé
The Princesse de Bourbon
The Princesse de Conti
The Comte de la Marche
The Duc de Penthievre 

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