Royal Wedding Mishaps The Palace Wants The World To Forget

Louis XVI Opting To Ditch His Own Wedding

In a shocking display, Louis XVI decided he didn’t need to show up at his own wedding to 14-year-old Marie Antoinette! According to History, “[the wedding] took place by proxy in the bride’s native Vienna; her older brother Ferdinand stood in as the groom at the altar.”

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“In what was seen as a bad omen at the time, his wife let a large blot of ink fall onto the marriage contract, covering half her name.”