On May 16th, 1770, Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis-Auguste of France were married in a lavish wedding ceremony at Versailles:

On May 16th, 1770, Marie Antoinette of Austria and Louis-Auguste of France were married in a lavish wedding ceremony at Versailles:

The wedding of the teenage couple was celebrated in a contemporary French quatrain:

The rose of the Danube and the lily of the Seine,
Mixing their colors, embellish both parts:
Form a garland of these flowers, love forms a chain,
Happily joining the two nations’ hearts. 

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