A recent book, based out of Britain, presents evidence that Marie-Antoinette's secret love affair with a Swedish aristocrat came undone towards the end of her life. The book is I Love You Madly-Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen: The Secret Letters. The author is Historian Evelyn Farr. It will be available in the United States next month. The book details the nearly 20-year secret affair between the last Queen of France and diplomat Axel von Fersen. Fersen worked for some time as a diplomat at Marie-Antoinette's extravagant palace in Versaille.
The book details many secret letters exchanged between the lovers. Invisible ink and code names were used in the love letters. In one letter, Marie-Antoinette writes "I love you madly and never, ever could I exist a moment without adoring you," reports People. That letter was dated January 1792, in the midst of the French Revolution.