Yes, I have the misfortune to be a woman on this wretched earth, but my soul is no man’s property. Not my father’s, not my husband’s & not my brother’s. I will not be exploited for any man’s gain. I am the daughter of a King, the wife of a King & the sister of a King but I am The Queen & I am stronger for what I have endured.
“Nature was responsible for the first knots which tied me to my mother. But attachments formed later by shared qualities of the spirit are far more difficult to break than those formed merely by blood.” — Louis XIV