Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Heart of Louis XVII gets royal funeral

CNN.com - 200-year-old heart gets royal funeral - Jun 9, 2004: "A hearse brimming with lilies -- the symbol of the French crown -- delivered a crystal vase containing the heart to the Saint-Denis Basilica. There, it was placed in a royal crypt containing the remains of Louis XVII's parents, Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI.

After two centuries of mystery surrounding the boy's fate, DNA tests have convinced many historians that the relic passed secretly from person to person was truly the royal heart."