This celebrity goo was created by player Steve West.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty, made major changes to the clue, and made major changes to the explanation provided by Steve.
publication date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)
clue: Let me get this straight. I married the King but I can't be Queen? That's going to be a hard secret to maintain.
explanation: d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon ("maintain") was the second wife of Louis XIV. Because of her low status, their marriage was mostly secret and she was never publicly recognized as queen or queen consort. more…
difficulty: very hard