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June 28, 2009

Governess to the Royal Children...

As governess to the royal children, a position she received as a favourite, the Duchess de Polignac was to oversee the young dauphin personally. This included attention to his education as well as being ontop of the servants within his household. She did not however sleep in his room. Instead there was a glass door between hers and his so she could keep an eye on what went on in the nursery!
10 comments
Ms. Lucy said...

I love these interesting tid bits! What a gorgeous room...Thanks Lauren:)

YSLGuy said...

That is a gorgeous room!

Lauren said...

lol YES I had to find a room that both demonstrated the use of interior french doors and yet was cozy and comfy looking, so you could really get a feel for what it was to be a duchess with a job!

Cheryl said...

I love that room-I want it! Where did you find that?

Meghann LittleStudio said...

She didn't sleep there? Well, I will, hook me up :D
I can't imagine how expensive a glass door would have been at that time....

basket[case] said...

i wish my room is decorated like that

That Hooligan Girl said...

What a lovely room.

Lauren said...

So is everyone thinking it is time to re-do the bedroom in their homes?!

La Bonbonniere said...

What a beautiful room!

Virginia said...

I want every room in my house to look like that.
Lauren, if I may, do you think the Duchesse de Polignac took her job to heart, or slacked on it?

I agree with Meghan. For a glass door at that time, it must have been quite expensive.
-Virginia.

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