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King Francis II ♔
Prince Francis
Biographical Information
Real Name: Francis II of France
Title: King Francis

King Consort of Scotland
Dauphin of France

Born: 19 January 1544
Age: 17
Religion: Roman Catholic
Originally From: Palace of Fontainebleau, France
Current Location: France
Wife: Queen Mary
Family: King Henry II (Father)

Queen Catherine (Mother)
Sebastian (Half-brother)
Princess Elisabeth (Sister)
Prince Charles (Brother)
Prince Henry (Brother)
Clarissa (Half-Sister)

Interests: Natalia Tianná (Former)

Olivia D'Amencourt (Former)
Lady Lola (Complicated)

Affiliations: Kingdom of France

Kingdom of Scotland

Physical Description
Gender: Male Male
Height: 5'10
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrayed by: Toby Regbo

"Love is irrelevant to people like us. We, who are so privileged
in so many ways, but that.

King Francis was the the Dauphin and is the current King of France, ascending to the throne after his father's death. He is the son of the late King Henry and Queen Catherine. He is newly married to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland.

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Though dashing and handsome, Francis is a bit of a hot head, and a little temperamental. When clear headed, Francis always tries to do the right thing for himself, the people around him and his country, he is loyal and compassionate. However Francis is also a little possessive and immature, and is passive aggressive, even sleeping with Olivia D'Amencourt and Lady Lola to exact revenge on Mary Stuart who he had a complicated relationship with at the time. Prior to that, he had given his blessing to Mary and Sebastian. Though, not wanting to follow in his father's footsteps has tried to make amends for each incident. Francis strongly believes in the value of family and does his best to have a good relationship with his younger siblings, but is the closes with his older brother and tried emulate him when they were younger. Francis is sweet and thoughtful, very charming and an understanding human being.

Early LifeEdit

Pilot - Young Francis & Mary I

10 year old Francis

Queen Mary of Scotland, and Prince Francis II of France met when they were both around 7 years old. They were introduced at French Court and played together along with Francis' older half-brother, Sebastian. They were considered playmates and were educated together while in the French Court. As such, they were constantly seen running up and down the stairs, making fun of each other and playing games in the courtyard.

Two years later, Mary was forced to leave Scotland after an assassination attempt on her life was made by the English. Mary fled back to Scotland for another six years.

Season 1Edit

Francis rushes up a long staircase of steps, adjusting his clothing. There, he meets Sebastian who informs him that their father, King Henry has been looking for him and is annoyed at his absence.

"I was riding
Really. Who?
Prince Francis to Sebastian

Bash warns him that his mother, Catherine, is inside too. Bash then walks off, stating now that Francis has arrived, he himself can do as he wishes and leaves. Francis walks in, greeting his sister, Elisabeth, who is preparing for her upcoming wedding.

Pilot 4 Queen Catherine & Francis

Francis's doesn't want to wed

Francis then briefly looks at Natalia Tianná as he makes his way to his bickering parents. The subject of his marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots is brought up. Francis protests against his marriage to her, citing that she had "skinny legs, a missing front tooth, and opinions" last he remembered when they were children. His father scoffs at this, telling him to grow up and makes a snide remark at his wife. King Henry reminds them that they want Mary at court as an alliance.

"They say too many alliances make a king look weak
Then why do we sell our daughter to Spain?!
Queen Catherine to King Henry

Henry soon after leaves the room after his clothing was finished being adjusted by the royal tailor, leaving both his son and wife unhappy with him. Francis is annoyed at his father for snapping at him, and lets his mother comfort him by reminding him that his wedding won't happen until she says it will.

Pilot 7 Francis & Bash

off to meet...

Trumpets sound as the entire French Court arrive to greet the Scottish Queen, who will be arriving soon. Francis makes his way down to the courtyard with his older brother giving him a snide smile at the whole situation.

Pilot - Mary Stuart n Francis

Happily surprised

Seeing Mary, Francis cuts across the grass to meet her where she stands. They exchange greetings and Mary sheepishly talks on, losing her composure. Both appear happy at the physical appearance of the other. They are no longer the young children they once knew. Francis and Mary walk arm-in-arm down the line of castle members towards the King and Queen of France for a proper introduction.

Later on, Mary finds Francis in the room she had vacated during her stay in the French court years before. Francis, pursuing a hobby on sword-making, is first annoyed at Mary for finding him, but soon starts to talk with her. When Mary questions him about why he was creating a sword, Francis replies that he would want to have a skill that he could call his own, and mentions that in another life, he would have wanted to be a blacksmith, or that if the kingdom falls, then he could go into hiding as one. Mary tells him he would never have to, as she would save him. They have a bit of a heart-to-heart on the hardships of being a royal and all the expectations.

Francis walks into his room to see Natalia waiting for him. He is unsure if he wants to continue seeing her now that Mary, his future wife has arrived in France. But Natalia convinces him otherwise.

"Nothing's changed here. Nothing has to."
Pilot - Mary Stuart n Francis 10

Getting caught!...

While with Natalia, Francis hears a knock on his door and answers it, and sees that Mary has come to see him. When she realizes that Francis has someone in his room, she questions him about his actions, leaving Francis annoyed and as a result, tells her to go away.

That evening at Elizabeth and Philip's Wedding, everyone is seen celebrating a grand party as Elisabeth and Philip have their first dance. Later, all five Scottish girls then spontaneously decide to take off their shows and dance. They all dance in a circle as feathers drop from the ceiling.

After the Bedding ceremony, Francis sees Mary. Francis apologizes as they talk about the earlier events, but soon starts to argue with Mary again. Francis tells Mary that he is allowed to do what he wants, and that she needs to follow those rules. He also informs her that they will only marry if it is right for France. Mary is hurt by both his words and his apparent dislike for her.

"Love is irrelevant to people like us. We, who are so privileged in so many ways, but that."

The next day, Francis and Mary talk and fight again. They almost kiss, but don't.

Francis is surprised to here Lady Lola's voice in a musty bar in Paris, France She's there to pay off the debt her brother has made for himself, but now the housemaster want her for the night too. Francis decided to pays 4 times the debt for one quarter of the cards. After he looses he tries again, this time the wager has been raised to 16 times the original debt and the housemaster draws a Queen. Luckily for Francis he draws a King and wins.

Lola and Francis retire to him room where they play cards for the rest of the night and Lola complains about her screw-up brother, and Francis understands Mary' decision, but not sure how he feels about Bash. Hours later they fall asleep beside each other.

The next morning they wake up clothed, but in each other's arms. Soon the sexual tension builds and after Lola confirms that Mary will not be upset, and Francis is assured she is not a maiden, they consummate their relationship. By noon they are both down stairs again ready to part ways. However they are informed that the Queen of France is to be beheaded within the week and Francis is eager to return back to court to stop his father from killing his mother.

Francis and Lola had spent the night in a wooden cabin. Francis was already up and dressed, and was coming back to the cabin when Lola was finishing up. Francis’ mind was preoccupied on whether or not his mother was alive or dead. He was scared of what was going to happen, and didn't want to be around for Mary, and his brother's wedding. Mother wanted them to go over there lie again, as she did not want Mary to know they had been together. Francis assured her she would not.

Half a day later France it's entered the castle with Lola in front of him as she told their lie. All of Mary's ladies laughed, leaving her to to have an awkward conversation. Before Mary could say anything, Francis told her he wasn't going to stick around. He just wanted to grab his mother and go.

Not long after his arrival was he greeted by his mother. She ecstatically informed her son that he could now marry the Scottish Queen. She was going to explain about Nostradamus, but news Francis didn't care anyway. They were interrupted by Mary's own mother, Marie de Guise who agreed with Francis about the nonsense of Nostradamus.

Francis rode out to meet Mary and his brother. He found Sebastian[ first and happily told him Mary and him were going to wed. Edward disagreed, and said that they loved each other. He soon broke into a fight, only to be separated by Mary herself. Francis quickly told her that they could now be together. Mary unsure what to do, said nothing. They all returned to the castle, and waited for Mary to make her choice.

Only a couple hours later the Scottish queen made her decision. She ran to Francis kissing him, explaining something to her about of blank paper, and how his mother had helped her choose. She promised they would be married that night. However she also wanted Francis to promise to keep his brother safe. It had not been his fault, and she didn't want anything to happen to him. He agreed and they kissed again.

Not long after that was Francis standing in front of an altar waiting to marry Mary. She walked down the aisle with her three ladies in the waiting behind her. They kneeled before the priest and sign the marriage certificate. An hour after that, it ran happily into the wedding reception. They kissed and shared their first dance together.

Later that night they both prepared for the consummation ceremony. As Francis was kissing Mary he noticed her looking at someone. He looked over to see his brother, who was for whatever reason in their room. Mary continued to kiss his neck, and Frances ignored his brother.

It had been two months and Francis and Mary were now heading back together to French court. It was snowing and absolutely beautiful out as they rode in their white carriage. Frances asked Mary if she was cold, and she told him she wish she could go back in time, to when they were first married in Paris. Francis tried to calm her, reminding her that his mother was no longer against them. It didn't seem to help too much, and to his dismay Mary brought up Sebastian. She when on about how she wished he was happy while in Spain, and Francis could not agree so he said nothing. Then he changed the subject to how he couldn't wait to grow their family.

As soon as they got back to French court, Mary was immediately surrounded by her ladies. Before the conversation could get too deep, Francis was pulled away by his mother who interrupted them all. Sweet as ever she told them she needed to talk to her son in private.

When Francis and his mother were more alone, she told him how Sebastian have never made it to Spain. He had never even gotten on the ship, and the two guards that were to escort him were found dead. She then asked her son if she was happy to have her as his mother.

Later Francis came to his and Mary's room. Mary was combing her hair and was about to tell him the conversation she had had with his mother. He cut her off and asked why she had been talking to his guards. She confessed that Bash had come to see her, and thought that Francis had tried to kill him. This both hurt Francis and made him very angry. He asked Mary if she thought he did it. He said it didn't matter what anyone else said, because he could present evidence and statements. However it did matter what she thought. She confessed that she thought Francis was innocent. Already annoyed Francis just wanted to leave. He told Mary to give Bash a message for him, knowing they would see each other again.



  • Francis and King Henry are the only main characters to not appear in every episode.
  • Francis does not appear in Sacrifice and Inquisition on Season One.

Historical NotesEdit

  • Francis is named after his paternal grandfather, Francis I.
  • Prince Francis is actually 13 in the year 1557.
  • Francis' death was actually caused by an ear infection historically, not by Mary.
  • He is not the queen's favorite son historically.
  • He was described as sickly and abnormally short.
  • Francis once informed his wife that Count Philippe Nardin was possibly a homosexual, and then stated his business was his own. This accepting outlook would have been a vary rare opinion to have even during the Renaissance.


Season One Appearances
Pilot Snakes in the Garden Kissed Hearts and Minds A Chill in the Air Chosen Left Behind Fated For King and Country Sacrifice Inquisition
Royal Blood Consummation Dirty Laundry The Darkness Monsters Liege Lord No Exit Toy Soldiers Higher Ground Long Live The King Slaughter Of Innocence

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