Louis XVII to Have Royal Burial, 209 Years Late

DNA analysis positively proves that a heart long believed to be that of Louis XVII is genetically compatible with DNA taken from the tombs of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The ceremonial burial will take place June 8th on the 209th anniversary of his death. The French culture ministry approved the burial at the request of the Society of the House of Bourbon, a group that represents the surviving descendants of the royal family.