Flush with riches and beautiful bridesmaids, the most exquisite of ceremonies unfolded. The political undertones were apparent in this marriage of queen and emperor -- Cleopatra was offering herself order to secure her country's future and fend off invasion and economic crises. Despite that, no trace of sorrow could be found on her face; the highly esteemed emperor was blessed with divine good looks. Though a bond of convenience, when he reached out to take her hand she would blush and smile like an innocent young girl.
Cleopatra was the name of several Ptolemaic queens of Egypt. Cleopatra VII (69-30 BC) was the last active pharaoh of Egypt before it became a Roman province.