Marie Juliette Louvet
|Marie Juliette Louvet|
9 May 1867|
24 September 1930 (aged 63)|
Achille Delmaet (m. 1885–1893)
with Achille Delmaet: |
with Louis II, Prince of Monaco:
Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois
Jacques Henri Louvet|
Joséphine Elmire Piedefer
Known as Juliette, Louvet was the daughter of Jacques Henri Louvet (1830–1910) and his first wife, Joséphine Elmire Piedefer (1828–1871).
She married the photographer Achille Delmaet, but they divorced in 1893. They had two children, Georges and Marguerite. Juliette Delmaet became an entertainer of sorts, reportedly a cabaret singer. In 1897, she was a hostess in a Montmartre nightclub when she met Louis through her mother, who was the prince's laundress in Paris. She gave birth to their daughter, Charlotte, in Constantine, Algeria, in 1898. Through her daughter she is the maternal grandmother of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy.
- L'Intermediaire des Chercheurs et Curieux, vol. 21 (1971), p. 958: "Marie-Juliette Louvet, née à Pierreval (Seine alors Inférieure) le 9. V. 1867 est décédée à Paris (XVI*) le 29. IX. 1930."
- Anne Edwards, The Grimaldis of Monaco (Morrow, 1992), p. 182