What were Marie Antoinette's last words?


What were Marie Antoinette's last words?

Marie Antoinette's Last Hours:

After receiving a death sentence on October 16, 1793, Marie Antoinette used her last hours to write a letter to her sister-in-law, Madame Elisabeth, which was never received. As her time for travel came forth, she was forced to change her clothes in front of her male guards; her hair was shorn; and her hands were tied behind her back. She was transported to the guillotine on an open-cart with a priest, but she never confessed to him. As the cart rolled through the streets, she had to endure a little over an hour of insults thrown at her by the jeering crowds, and at 12:15 p.m., she was beheaded.

Answer and Explanation:

Marie Antoinette's last words were Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l'ai pas fait expres, which can be translated to ''Pardon me, sir, I did not do it...

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Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate

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