|Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine |
Known as "Madame"
A voice cut though fog of the twelve year old’s sleep.
What, thought the girl sleepily as she stirred on the blue satin armchair in front of a roaring fire, was her beloved grandmother doing in Paris?
It was not Grand’Mere’s voice, but rather the urgent tone of the Duchess of Orleans’s that caused the young-lady-in waiting to jump up quickly.
The Duchess was Elizabeth Charlotte.. Born a German princess she had married the brother of the French King Louis XIV over thirty years ago. Now a widow, she was called “Madame” as a sign of respect.