This shouldn’t come as a surprise to you – Marie Antoinette was sort of a really bad queen. Her and her husband, King Louis XVI weren’t in touch with what was happening in their own country. As their people starved, the lovely couple kept spending all of their countries money on bling.
Their palace in Versailles was made almost entirely of gold, and featured a hall of mirrors so that Marie Antoinette could look at herself from every angle.
Surprise, surprise, the people of France weren’t too happy with Marie Antoinette and King Louis. They did what any angry mob would do – they held a rigged trial and sentenced both Marie, and Louis to death.
As Marie was walking to her death, she accidentally stood on her executioner’s foot and apologized! She was trying to maintain her dignity, and remain as lady like as possible. Her last words were “Monsieur, I ask your pardon. I did not do it on purpose.”