The Queens and Princesses in St George’s Chapel’s Royal Vault




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St George’s Chapel at Windsor is known for being one of the royal burial sites. So which Queens and Princesses can we find in its Royal Vault?

Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom

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Princess Amelia was the daughter of King George III of the United Kingdom and his wife, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She never married and died at the age of 27.

Princess Augusta of Great Britain, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

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Princess Augusta was the daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. She married Charles William Ferdinand, the future Duke of Brunswick, in 1764, and they had seven children together, though not all survived to adulthood. She was widowed in 1806 and finally allowed back home in 1807. She died in 1813 at the age of 75.

Princess Charlotte of Wales

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Princess Charlotte was the only child and heir of the future King George IV of the United Kingdom and Caroline of Brunswick. She married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld in 1816 but tragically died in childbirth the following year. Her stillborn son was buried with her.

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of the United Kingdom

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Queen Charlotte was the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She married King George III of the United Kingdom, and they had 15 children together, though not all survived to adulthood. She died in 1818 at the age of 74.

Unnamed Princess

The stillborn and unnamed daughter of Ernest Augustus, the future King of Hanover, and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was buried in the vault in 1818.

Princess Elizabeth of Clarence

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Princess Elizabeth was the daughter of the future King William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She lived for just three months.

Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom

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Princess Augusta Sophia was the daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. She never married and died in 1840 at the age of 71.

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen of the United Kingdom

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Queen Adelaide was the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. She married the future King William IV in 1818. They went on to have five children together, though none of them survived to adulthood. She died in 1849 at the age of 57.

Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck

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Princess Mary Adelaide was the daughter of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. She married Francis, Duke of Teck, in 1866, and they had four children together, including the future Queen Mary. She died in 1897 at the age of 63.

Princess Frederica of Hanover

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Princess Frederica was the daughter of the future King George V of Hanover and Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. In 1880, she married Baron Alfons von Pawel-Rammingen, and they had one short-lived daughter (who was buried in the Albert Memorial Chapel also in St George’s Chapel). She died in 1926 at the age of 78.

Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge

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Princess Augusta was the daughter of Landgrave Frederick of Hesse-Kassel and Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen. She married Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, in 1818, and they had three children together, including Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck. She died in 1889 at the age of 91. She was originally buried at St Anne’s Church in Kew, but her remains were later transferred to the vault in 1930.

These are just the burials in the Royal Vault. St George’s Chapel is also the burial place of Elizabeth Woodville, Princess Louise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Alexandra of Denmark, Queen of the United Kingdom, Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Princess Sophia of Gloucester, Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Jane Seymour, Queen of England, and Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom.






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