Which Royal Would You Be?

From Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, find out which king or queen of Versailles is your twin

By Google Arts & Culture

The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, 28th June 1919 (1919) by Orpen, William (Sir) (RA)Imperial War Museums

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Are you drama queen or a wallflower? Do you prefer gardening or partying? Over the years, many different types of people and personalities walked the halls of Versailles; which one would be your twin?

Louis XIV, king of France (1702) by Hyacinthe RigaudPalace of Versailles

Do you love having your photo taken?

You'd be Louis XIV, King of France

Louis XIV (1638-1715) was the most painted person in the kingdom during his reign so that his portraits could be distributed around the country. If he was alive today, he would definitely be a fan of the selfie.

Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of France by Charles and Henri BeaubrunPalace of Versailles

Do you like to stay away from drama?

So did Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of France

Described as timid, reserved, and sweet-natured, Maria Theresa (1638-1683) liked to keep her distance from the social whirlwind of the Court. You would not find the Queen gossiping about royal drama. 

Louis XV, king of France and Navarre (Around 1723) by Jean-Baptiste Van LooPalace of Versailles

Do you have a green thumb?

Louis XV, King of France and Navarre is your twin

Louis XV (1710-1774) loved all things green and was a passionate science student, specializing in botany (the science of plants). He did a lot of work to improve the Palace gardens.

Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty portraying the Queen in her room (1750/1800) by Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-DagotyPalace of Versailles

Are you a music fan?

So was Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France

Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) was a fan of European opera and was also into making tunes herself. She could play the harp, the harsichord (a pipe organ), and she could sing.

Louis XVI giving his instructions to La Pérouse (1817) by Nicolas-André MonsiauPalace of Versailles

Do you dream about traveling to new places?

You'd be Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre

Louis XVI (1754-1793) was interested in discovering new places and hosted the first hot air balloon experiment at Versailles, which sent a sheep, a rooster, and a duck up into the sky over the Palace.

Marie Leszczinska, queen of France (1747) by Carle Van LooPalace of Versailles

Are you passionate about helping others?

So was Marie Leszczinska, Queen of France

Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768) devoted her life to the convent (Lycée Hoche) that she founded in the town of Versailles, which helped to provide education to girls from poor backgrounds.

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