Royalty

Menu for George IV’s Coronation Dinner on 19 July 1821

George IV became King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820. George IV’s coronation occurred about a year and half later on 19 July 1821. It was a grand costly affair, estimated to have been about £243,000 (approximately…

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Horace Walpole on Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

When King George III succeeded to the throne he decided it to take a wife. The wife he chose was 17-year-old Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. That was because he, his mother, and his advisors liked her because she had no experience with politics or party intrigues. In fact, when Princess Charlotte arrived in England, George…

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20 Interesting Facts about the Four King Georges

Queen Anne ruled until 1714. After her death the Georgian Era began and was named as such because of the rule of four kings — George I, George II, George III, and George IV. The Georgian Era ran from 1714 to 1830, although many people also include the short period that William IV reigned, which…

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Princess Caroline Elizabeth – George II’s Daughter

Princess Caroline Elizabeth was the fourth child and third daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach. She was born on 10 June 1713 at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany. She quickly became her parents favorite and in return was ardently attached to them. She was said to possess such veracity, that when a…

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Anne, Princess of Orange, and George II’s Daughter

Anne, Princess of Orange, was also the eldest daughter of King George II. She was born on 2 November 1709, and practically from the moment she was born displayed an “imperious temper.” As a child she was also forthright and remarkably proud of her position as royalty. In fact, one day she expressed her wish…

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Princess Amelia Sophia – Daughter of George II

Princess Amelia Sophia Eleanor of Hanover and Great Britain was the second daughter of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. She was born in Schloss Herenhausen, Hanover, at the Herrenhausen Palace, on 10 June 1711. She acquired the nickname Emily by her family. As a child she was sickly, but her health improved with age.…

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