23. Henrietta Maria and Charles II Gave A Wealthy Dowry As She Brought Into Her Marriage
Charles I and his wife, Henrietta Maria, fell in love after a rocky start and had children. Their youngest daughter, named Henrietta after her mother, married Philippe I, Duke of Orleans, in 1661. When the couple announced their marriage, Henrietta’s brother and mother started arranging the dowry because her father, Charles I, died years before.
Charles II decided to give his sister 40,000 livres every year. On top of this, he gave her 840,000 livres and another 20,000 to help pay for other expenses. As a final act, Charles II gave his sister ChÃ¢teau de Montargis.