Fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette is the beautiful, charming, and naïve Archduchess of Habsburg Monarchy, youngest of Empress Maria Theresa's daughters. In 1770, the only one left unmarried among her sisters, she is sent by her mother to marry the Dauphin of France, the future Louis XVI of France, to seal an alliance between the two rival countries. Marie Antoinette travels to Kingdom of France, relinquishing all connections with her home country, including her pet pug "Mops", and meets King Louis XV of France and her future husband, Louis Auguste. The two arrive at the Palace of Versailles, which was built by the King's great grandfather. They are married at once and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible, but the next day it is reported to the king that "nothing happened" on the wedding night.