“Do not ever let yourself fall into the hands of Lafayette!”
In the weeks before the people stormed their palace and deposed Marie Antoinette’s husband, various aristocrats, including Lafayette, queued up to offer to escort the royal family safely out of Paris. The revolutionaries had made their plans clear and people were concerned for the safety of the royal family.
However, Count Axel von Fersen, Marie Antoinette’s great love, insisted she should not trust Lafayette – because he had been known to dominate the couple in the past.
Marie Antoinette took Fersen’s advice, remained in Paris, and was deposed and imprisoned.