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Elisabeth, Queen of Spain also known as Leeza, (French: Élisabeth) (Spanish: Isabel) is a character on Reign. Elisabeth of Valois is the daughter of King Henry and Queen Catherine, the younger sister of Francis, and the older sister of Claude, Charles, Henry III, Henrietta and Emone. She is the Queen Consort of Spain and the wife of King Philip II.
In the Pilot, she is first seen dressing for her wedding to Phillip II of Spain. During the celebration, the wedding party leaves in procession to the consumation where Mary and her ladies sneak to watch. After the wedding Leeza moves to Spain to later become their new Queen Consort.
In season one Elisabeth didn't speak a word on the show. But, when she is about to make love to Philip II, she seems nervous when people are watching her, but Philip reassures her.
In the present season four, Leeza is described as Catherine’s “plain Jane” daughter. Despite her considerable power, Leeza is the least favorite of Catherine’s children, and underneath her dark sense of humor is a legitimate desire for her mother’s affections. That said, you can expect her to inflict plenty of her own “emotional pain” upon her arrival.
Elisabeth's personality appears to be very cold, and insensitive.
Elisabeth is a lovely young woman with deep blonde hair, and blue eyes.
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|Hearts and Minds||Absent|
|A Chill in the Air||Absent|
|For King and Country||Absent|
|Long Live The King||Absent|
|Slaughter of Innocence||Absent|
|Drawn and Quartered||Absent|
|The Lamb & The Slaughter||Mentioned|
|Blood for Blood||Absent|
|The Prince of the Blood||Absent|
|Terror of the Faithful||Absent|
|Acts of War||Absent|
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|The End of Mourning||Absent|
|Reversal of Fortune||Absent|
|With Friends Like These||Appears|
|A Grain of Deception||Appears|
|Leaps of Faith||Appears|
|Playing with Fire||Appears|
|Love & Death||Appears|
- Her full name is Elisabeth of Valois, also known as Elisabeth, Queen consort of Spain.
- She is actually Philip II of Spain 3rd wife, as his first 2 died natural deaths. She was 14 and he was 35, they are both said to have been in a very happy marriage and it is noted through history how Phillip would dote on her.
- Her wedding dress was recycled from the Showtime series The Tudors. The dress was worn by Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife.
- She was firstly supposed to marry Philip's son, Carlos.
- She has not been seen since the Pilot.
- Recently Elisabeth has returned to France from her home in Spain, and is reeking havoc at French Court.
- Historically, she had 3 half-siblings from her father's mistresses, and 6 more siblings from her parents marriage.
- She was mentioned in The Lamb and the Slaughter as a potential godmother to her nephew Jean-Philippe.
- Recently she was mentioned in Intruders, when Catherine asks Claude to take her brothers and sisters and go to Spain with their older sister if something happens to her.
- She had five daughters with Philip II but only two survived infancy, miscarried twin daughters, Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain, Catherine Michelle of Spain and miscarried or stillborn daughter.
- She died when she was 23 years of age.
- Her younger brother Charles IX also died at age 23.
- Elisabeth's wedding is moved up by 2 years. In the show, she marries in 1557, to Philip II of Spain, but historically she marries him in 1559. (In 1557, Philip was still married to Mary Tudor).
Elisabeth has a photo gallery.