1859 Napoléon III and the Empress Eugénie receive the Grands Corps de l'Etat at the Château de Saint-Cloud on 19 July (Versailles)

Empress Eugénie and Napoleon III meet the diplomatic corps in this print, probably early in the reign.

Photo credit - Gérard Blot.

Eugénie is the only woman in the crowd.

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