01 October, 2011

What About?

"After becoming a widow, she grew more and more eccentric. She went to bed in the morning, got up in the evening, ate breakfast at night, and drove around in a carriage through the streets, in the courtyard, or wandered around the corridors of the sleeping castle with a light. In 1843, a palace guard saw the queen fully dressed on the palace balcony in the middle of the night. When he came home to his wife, he told her that she was lazy in comparison to the queen, who had gotten up hours before sunrise. He thought Queen Désirée was up earlier than anyone else in town, but in fact, she had not yet gone to bed - she would eventually get up from bed at three or four in the afternoon."