Originally Posted by KatieLouise
Yes, I particularly like that last photo - you don't get to see a lot like this. Thanks, drimal
It was often said after her death that she was not so cold and without emotions as many people thinks. She was very shy and usually didn't make much statements but I have seen a report about her on China State visit and she said that she was very impressed by that visit especially by the thousands of little historical soldiers. I try to find pics about that state visit in China because it was a remarkable moment for her.:)
I don't believe that she had such a bad relationship to Maria Teresa that many thinks. Certainly they had some difficulties in certain points because josephine-Charlotte was grown up as "une fille du roi" (daughter of the king) and had a very conservative point of view and thus prefered a royal wife for her son than a commoner but despite all this she loved her whole family and was always pleased to gather the whole family together.
A picture which underlines my statement is the family picture of January 1996 (GD Jean's 75th anniversary) and you see on such pictures a very happy mother and grandmother.:)
And I admire such persons who say: My family is the most important thing in my life.:o
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa said in an interview: " If one of my children is ill, I won't leave him for any function or visit in the world.":)