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Character Female French Noble Lady Season 1
Biographical Information
Title: Lady Madeleine
Born: 10 April 1549
Age: 10 (as of engagement in 1559)
Height: 4'5
Gender: Female Female
Status: Alive
Religion: Roman Catholic
Originally From: France
Current Location: French Court
Affiliations: Kingdom of France
Relationship Information
Interests: Prince Charles (Ex-Fiancé)
Character Information
Only Appearance: Snakes in the Garden
Portrayed By: Vanessa Carter

Lady Madeleine is of French faith and upbringing. Although she is not of royal blood, she is raised from noble birth. She was to be Prince Charles' wife when she turned of age, at 14 however their enagament fell through.


Madeleine is young but already has a bold personality. After traveling by ship alone she still acted as a perfect young lady and curtsied to the much shyer Charles. She is bold in her actions but has a small voice.

Early Life[]

Lady Madeleine was raised with her two parents and appears to be an only child. She is well educated and comes from a rich background and is red-blooded French through and through.

Season 1[]

Snakes in Garden - 8 Madeleine

Once tensions died down Madeleine presents herself as a perfect lady, but the shy Prince Charles stood back. Queen Mary went forward to introduce herself to the young girl and explained who she was. She then walked over with her to Charles who gave her a flower he found on the ground and they both greeted each other more properly.

Back at court Prince Charles & Lady Madeleine were playing with the servants, both in fancy white clothing.

Snakes in Garden - 22 Madeleine

Can't you hear me!?

The next day at a picnic for the newly engaged couple, a blindfolded Charles and Madeleine played a game. Charles wasn't listening to Lady Madeleine, while the frustrated Madeleine wasn't speaking loud enough. After a couple minutes, the young Madeleine stomped over to Charles and took off his blindfold, annoyed he couldn't distinguish her voice from the others in the group.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Madeleine owns her own giraffe.
  • Vanessa Carter was nominated for The Joey Award for her role on Reign.

Historical Notes[]

  • Charles IX's first and only wife was from Austria and was named Elisabeth.