In another act of kindness and duty to her husband and France, Diane helped nurse Catherine back to health when she contracted the scarlet fever. At this point, she was Queen of France, and although Diane may have been harboring some jealousy towards the woman who wore the crown and sat beside Henri, she acted selflessly and stayed with Catherine until she was well again. She was also in charge of overseeing the education for the royal children - a job that Henri had given her so that she may stay as close to him and his family as possible. Although Henri would never divorce Catherine, and they would produce ten children together, Diane remained his one true love, and for 25 years, she was the most influential woman in France.
So, although this story (as most historical stories do) ends sadly, the relationship between Diane and Henri is undeniably romantic and sweet. One cannot help falling a bit in love with their relationship, and marveling at how such a storybook romance could truly happen in such a dangerous time in history. The 16th century is not typically remembered as a particularly romantic time period, but stories like this show that anything was possible!