Welcome to Tea at Trianon Radio, dedicated to rehabilitating the memory of Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine d'Autriche, Queen of France and Navarre. I am Elena Maria Vidal, the author of four historical novels as well as a new biography of Marie-Antoinette entitled Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars: Her Life, Her Times, Her Legacy. Pour yourself a cup of tea as we journey into the past. In her last letter, Marie-Antoinette wrote to her sister-in-law Madame Elisabeth: "Happiness is doubled when shared with a friend...." In those words are contained the value she placed on friendship as being intrinsic to her happiness. Indeed, the queen had a great capacity for friendship, although she was not always prudent in her choice of companions. In this episode we will be discussing the mysterious Catherine Hyde, who claimed to be the adopted daughter of Marie-Antoinette's friend, the Princesse de Lamballe. We will not be taking phone calls but please email me with a question or comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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