The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

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VI
THE DAUPHIN AND DAUPHINESS

AT the accession of Charles X., the royal family, properly speaking, consisted of six persons only, -- the King, the Duke and Duchess of Angoulê?me, the Duchess of Berry and her two children (the Duke of Bordeaux and Mademoiselle). By the traditions of the monarchy, the Duke of Angoulême, as son and heir of the King, took the title of Dauphin, and his wife that of Dauphiness. The Duchess of Berry, who, under the reign of Louis XVIII. was called Madame the Duchess of Berry, was by right, henceforward, called simply Madame, a privilege that belonged to the Duchess of Angoulême before she was Dauphiness. That is why the Gymnase, the theatre under the special protection of the Duchess of Berry, was called, after the new reign began, the Théâtre de Madame.

Born at Versailles the 5th of August, 1775, the Duke of Angoulême had just entered on his fiftieth year. A tender and respectful son, an irreproachable husband, a brave soldier, he was lacking in both brilliant and solid qualities. His awkward air, his bashfulness, his myopia, his manners rather bourgeois

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