What were Marie Antoinette’s last words before her execution for treason?

Following the death of her husband, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette plunged into deep mourning and she refused to eat or take any exercise.

Before Marie Antoinette’s execution, she was paraded through the city in a wooden cart, where she was mocked and spat upon by the crowds for three hours.

As she ascended the platform to the guillotine, she accidentally stepped on the executioner’s foot.

Her last words were “I am sorry, Monsieur. It was not intentional.”

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