Adele was greeted by Emperor Karl’s “beloved” concubine upon their arrival at Ehmont Palace on the day of her wedding. To hear his concubine say “I want to enlighten you about his Majesty’s likes” was alarming.
She wed the Emperor, whom she had never met before. He showed up late to the ceremony and then immediately left to visit his beloved concubine at his palace.
The one person Adele was certain wouldn’t show up for her wedding invitation, the Duke of Valdre and Commander of the Imperial Guard, Lionel Baldr, had unexpectedly arrived.