Pictures from Women in Royalty Collection.
Let's contrast Marie with Elizabeth I! Elizabeth is looking regal in her Tudor finery. Her court clothes visually communicated power and wealth in a very different way than Marie Antoinette. Marie definitely had the more feminine outfits, but for all-around monarch it's hard to beat Elizabeth I. When she ascended the throne in 1558, England was an impoverished country torn apart by religious squabbles. When she died at Richmond Palace on the 24th March 1603, England was one of the most powerful and prosperous countries in the world. A successful and popular queen.
So .... I like them both! Marie Antoinette for the pretty (Cinderella would be jealous) and Elizabeth for representing what that monarch accomplished.
Which one do you like better??
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