AKWARD! Marie Antoinette a PR disaster.

Marie Antoinette was born in Vienna, Austria, 1755. She was the 15th and second to last child of Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria, and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. She had a carefree childhood with basic education typical of an 18th-century aristocratic girl. She was not a brilliant student, and could barely write. although she could sing, play the harpsichord and frocked up very nicely. Described by her brother, Emperor Joseph II as “honest and lovable" - he clearly thought she was not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.
Arriving at the French Court aged barely fifteen,  Marie Antoinette found it difficult to adapt to French customs. She was homesick, lonely and unpopular.  By the time she became Queen, she had already committed so many blunders the royal court singgered behind her back and she had alienated the public. Sadly, her reputation began awkwardly and slid downhill from there.