Love takes an intensely idealized romantic form in The Three Musketeers as the heroes typically fall in love at first sight with a beautiful woman. Beautiful women in the novel are meant to be worshipped and protected; a man proves his love for a woman with the most extravagant acts he can imagine. This bears little resemblance to the way love is pictured in other novels where love is a potential source of friction or misery. In The Three Musketeers a woman’s love is a goal that many of the male characters work towards.
The Duke loves the idea of being in love with the Queen of France; he doesn’t actually love her.
D’Artagnan truly loves Constance Bonacieux.
Despite being loved by both the Cardinal and the Duke of Buckingham, Queen Anne lacks the power to improve her life.