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"The man who would be king: the life of Philippe d'Orleans, Regent of France," by Christine Pevitt (1997), a very straightforward biography, has some humorous highlights. On page 47, his mother, Madame (Liselotte, née Princesse Palatine) describes a spontaneous farting contest between the Duke, herself, and their eldest son the future regent -- in the presence of their new daughter-in-law, the offspring of Louis XIV and Montespan, whom they all resented. A most un-royal way of "blowing off steam," I'd say...
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