The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was significant because it was “implied that the Queen had participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers of the cost of a very expensive diamond necklace and this led to the French populace’s disillusionment with the monarchy, which, among …show more content…
Nevertheless, the people of France did not like her which gave her no chance for mistakes. Throughout her reign she made sure she kept the best interest of Austria even though as Queen of France she should have the best interest of France at mind.
Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI of France tried to flea to Austria during the French Revolution but were unsuccessful as they only made it as far as Varennes in which they were recognized by some local people and they were captured and arrested. In 1791 Louis and the rest of the royal family were trying to escape to figure out a way to eliminate the French Revolution in a peaceful setting. This was a turning point after popular hostility towards the French monarchy as well and the King and Queen was now very prevalent.
Marie Antoinette Queen of France was the last Queen of France due to the national convention coming in and making France a republic. This resulted in the monarchy being abolished in 1792 meaning Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were no longer the reigning King and King.
This also led to the charges or treason being brought up upon the king because he was trying to leave his people in a time where the King is needed the most in which ultimately led to his death by