Marie Walewska " I saw no one but you, I admired no one but you, I want no one but you."-written by Napoleon Bonaparte to Marie Walewska after their first meeting. Napoleon pursued her relentlessly, sending her letter after letter to which she refused to reply. Marie, however, refused all his invitations to dinner, she returned the jewels that he sent her, claiming that 'He treats me like a prostitute.'
Princess Ileana as a child with her eldest brother Crown Prince, later King, Carol. The strained air of this photo presages the future troubled relationship between brother and sister. Jealous of Ileana's popularity, Carol used her marriage to an Austrian archduke--a union he encouraged--to get and keep her out of Romania.