Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Hanover

The Kingdom of Hanover began its life in 1814, before then it had been the Electorate of Hanover. The Electorate had been in personal union with the Kingdom of Great Britain when the Elector of Hanover succeeded as King George I of Great Britain through the Act of Settlement 1701. His mother was Sophia, a granddaughter [read more]

Caroline of Brunswick

Caroline of Brunswick – The eccentric Queen

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel was born on 17 May 1768 as the daughter of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Princess Augusta of Great Britain. She was raised in Brunswick and was known to be a bold young woman. As she grew up, her boldness became to be appreciated a lot less. Once, Caroline had pretended to [read more]

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Caroline of Brunswick

Princess Charlotte of Wales’ wedding dress

Princess Charlotte of Wales’ story is a tragic one. She was born on 7 January 1796 from a disastrous marriage that deteriorated even more after she was born. She was the daughter of the future George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. Despite this unfortunate start in life she was raised to be the future Queen [read more]