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👸🏼 Regina Vittoria. Королева Виктория. Лондон. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ В прошлом году мне попался на глаза сериал «Виктория» полностью посвящен жизни Великой Королеве Виктории. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏠 В саду резиденции Кенсингтон расположена огромная статуя посвященная супругу Виктории Альберт Саксен-Кобурт-Готский с которым у нею было 9 детей. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Напротив этой статуи расположен знаменитый концертный зал Royal Albert Hall, именно Альберт создал этот уникальный зал, масштабы которого впечатляют своей помпезностью и вместительностью. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👑 Только после того как углубишься в историю этой королевской семьи, можно понять величину и сложности их вечной любви. Когда в 1861 году Альберт умер, Виктория ушла в траур и прекратила появляться на публике. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❓Какая королевская британская семья вас удивила больше всего своей историей?
Tried capturing the #vijayastambha in this picture. The Vijaystambha is huge with a height of 122ft . It was built as a victory symbol by the mewar king Rana Kumbha after his victory over combined attack by Malwa and Gujarat armies. . . . . . . . #chittaurgarhfort #mewar #rajasthantourism_official #tourismindia #incridibleindia #padharo_mahre_desh #royalrajasthan #royalhistory #travel2019 #bloggerstyle #fashionbloggerindia #igersmood #potd #followformoreupdates 🙏🙏 #l4l #follow4followback
Another Fun Facts Series post! This one is on Henry VIII of England! Many people have a New Years resolution to learn new things in 2019. Why not learn some new facts about King Henry VIII? Head on over to the blog to learn new things! Link in bio.
Westminster Abbey was absolutely epic and beautiful! So much history inside and out. Our guided tour was excellent as well! ⛪️😊👨‍🏫 • • • #westminsterabbey #westminster #wa #uk #unitedkingdom #history #church #architecture #londonvisit #tour #buildings #birthdaytrip #birthdaytour #royal #royalhistory #ww2 #holiday #vacation @westminsterabbeylondon @londonundergroundofficial
A year of Royal Weddings! . Wedding No 20 - Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn and Anne Horton. . On 2 October 1771 Prince Henry married Anne Horton, daughter of Irish peer and British MP Simon Luttrell, and the widow of Christopher Horton of Catton Hall. The marriage caused a rift with the King, who considered it a mismatch, and was the catalyst, prompted the Royal Marriages Act 1772, which forbade any descendant of George II to marry without the monarch's permission. . Prince Henry was the sixth child and fourth son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and a younger brother of George III. . Anne was considered a great beauties of the age. She was first married to a commoner, Christopher Horton in 1765 but the marriage ended in widowhood just four years later. But it was not the end of her romantic story and rumours flew that Anne was somewhat free with her favours until, on 2nd October 1771, she was married to Prince Henry, Duke of Cumberland and at Hertford Street in Mayfair, London. . The king was furious that his brother had chosen to marry into a family that had a hint of scandal about it and lower social standing. The Royal Marriage Act could not separate them or take from her the title of Duchess; but these advantages hardly repaid her for the snubs of the Court and royal circle, lasting many years. . When Cumberland refused to turn his back on his bride, They established a salon at Cumberland House that became the talk of the town, with Anne exuding charm to all who came into her circle. Duke and Duchess lived on in luxury until Cumberland's ill-health forced them to quit London for Brighton in 1779. . The Duke was also instrumental in the development of Brighton as a popular resort. . The Duke of Cumberland died in London on 18 September 1790. His widow died in 1808. . . . . . . #royalwedding #royalweddingcountdown #queenvictoria #britishmonarchy #stjamespalace #royalfamily #britishroyals #royalty #instaroyals #buckinghampalace #windsorcastle #georgian #kinggeorge #royalhistory #brighton #cumberland
Taking an afternoon stroll.....In my Big Year I want to visit new and favourite places. I’m starting January with a weekend at Goldsborough Hall, former home of HRH Princess Mary and Viscount Henry Lascelles (later the 6th Earl of Harewood). #royal #royalfamily #englishcountryhouse #princess #interesting #garden #countryhouse #royalhistory #weekendbreak #english #formal #grandhouse #yorkshire #country #countryliving
Хотите узнать больше о польских королевах похороненных в Кафедральном соборе на Вавеле? Тогда приглашаю Вас в Краков на авторскую экскурсию "Истории из жизни польских королев"... Либо заходите в гости на Instagram stories :) #вкракове #вашгидкраков #гидкраков #вавель #авторскаяэкскурсия #вавель #женщинывистории #stories #womenhistory #краков #wawel #krakow #royalhistory #гид #путешествиепоевропе
Alice Perrers - a wicked and wanton woman??? - In the latest instalment of my #royalmistresses series I have a look at the notorious Alice Perrers, concubine of Edward III - Did she really prise the rings from Edward's cold dead fingers? Or has history simply been a bit unkind to her? - Read my latest post (link in bio☝️) for my thoughts on 'Mistress Alice', then let me know what you think of her in the comments below
Wilhelm II, Emperor of #Germany was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's eldest grandchild. Upon hearing news of Victoria's failing health, he travelled to Osborne House on the #IsleofWight and was his grandmother's bedside when she died. He remained in #England for her funeral. Discover his words and more in Curtain Down at Her Majesty's: The Death of Queen Victoria in the Words of Those Who Were There - link in bio!
A year of Royal Weddings! . Wedding No 19 - Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh and Maria Walpole, Countess Waldegrave. . Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh was a grandson of King George II and a younger brother of King George III. He was a son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George II and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. . In 1764 he began to court Maria Walpole, the Dowager Countess of Waldegrave. Maria was a grand daughter of Robert Walpole, considered to be the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She grew up at Frogmore House in Windsor, but her parents were not married, and her illegitimate status hindered her social standing despite her family connections. . On 15 May 1759, she married and had three children within four years with James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, who died in 1763. . In 1766 Prince William Henry and Maria married in secret in his home on Pall Mall. The marriage was conducted in secret as the British Royal Family would not have approved of a marriage between a prince and a widow of non-royal rank and illegitimate birth. . This marriage only became known to the King after the passing of the Royal Marriages Act 1772. As the Act's provisions could not be applied retroactively, Maria and the Duke's marriage was considered valid. Due, however, to the anger of her brother-in-law at the marriage, she was never received at court. . The Duke and Maria lived at St Leonard's Hill in Clewer, near Windsor and had three children, all of whom were styled Highness as great-grandchildren in the male line of George II. . . . . . #royalwedding #royalweddingcountdown #queenvictoria #britishmonarchy #stjamespalace #royalfamily #britishroyals #royalty #instaroyals #buckinghampalace #windsorcastle #georgian #kinggeorge #royalhistory #dukeofedinburgh #dukeofgloucester
Today is the anniversary of the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York which took place on 18 January 1486 in Westminster Abbey ( @westminsterabbeylondon ). #tudorhistory #englishhistory #britishhistory #history #royalhistory #britishmonarchy #kingsandqueens #otd
Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1915-1980) is a unique woman in history - rather than be hidden away, as most royal children with special needs were, her family embraced her needs. As a teenager she attended a school dedicated to educating special needs women and throughout much of her life she is found in loving portraits and photographs with her family. Her visibility is even more unique because she lived during the eugenics movement and her father, Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, met with and supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Alexandrine, affectionately called "Adini" by her family, is one of the only special-needs royals I have come across that was so fully embraced. . . . #womenshistory #specialneeds #Prussia #royalhistory #history
Few royal romances capture our imagination quiet like the enduring love of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A love struck down by Albert’s untimely death in 1861 at age just 42. His death would cast Queen Victoria into mourning for rest of her 40 years and trigger an outpouring of public grief that spanned the British Empire. The Prince consort was a remarkable man with a dynamic vision for social change and enrichment of society. A civil-libertarian at heart Albert was instrumental in influencing government policy to improve the lives of the poor. An advocate for minim work age, living conditions and the International abolition of slavery gave him the affectionate nickname “Albert the good”. Albert was renaissance man in the purest sense of the word. He saw the great advancements of the Victorian age as means to solves the world’s problems. A champion of British design, industry, arts and sciences Albert was truly an enlighten figure. The monolithic neo-gothic Albert Memorial in Kensington is one of many memorials across the world dedicated to Albert’s memory. Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the then fashionable Gothic Revival the memorial took over 10 years to complete and cost over £10,000,000 of today’s money. The memorial features a resplendent Albert seated ceremonially underneath a canopy in the style of a Gothic ciborium . Inside the canopy are several mosaics depicting allegorical graces and virtues. Albert is flanked on the higher level by allegorical figures depicting the Victorian industrial arts and sciences (agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing). The Frieze of Parnassus encircles the base of the memorial consisting of 169 life-size full-length sculptures of individual artists from history. Venerating the base are four ethnographic groups representing the four corners of the world. The result is incredibly impressive and the memorial dwarfs the landscape. Today visitors to Kensington enjoy free entry to the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum because of money raised by Albert. The area is affectionally known as Albertopolis #PrinceAlbert #RoyalHistory
@Mariekondo has me sparking joy with my royal book collection 😍😍😍 #royalhistory #RoyalFamily #royallygoodreads #thelifechangingmagicoftidyingup #books
Do you know the names of these people? Hint: They are all royalty, with another thing in common — they all have Canadian cities or landmarks named after them! From Victoria (named after Queen Victoria) to Port-Royal (named after Henry IV of France), maybe these Canadian places will give ideas to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of what to name their baby, who is due in spring! Visit the link in our bio for the full story to learn the stories behind the names embedded in Canada’s geography. — Photos 1 and 2 courtesy of Alamy. Photo 3 courtesy of Library and Archives Canada. . . . . . #CanadasHistory #Canada #History #CanadianHistory #royalfamily @theroyalfamily #Canadiangeography #behindthename #royalhistory #MeghanMarkle #PrinceHarry #MeghanandHarry #DuchessofSussex #DukeofSussex #DuchessMeghan #BritishRoyals
Mangelos and Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, 1972 #mangelos #artcritic #arthistory #royalfamilies #queenelizabeth #collectors #artofinstagram #curator #history #royalhistory
A year of Royal Weddings! . Wedding No 18 - Caroline Matilda of Great Britain and King Christian VII of Denmark and Norway. . The youngest and posthumous daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, by Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Caroline Matilda was raised in a secluded family atmosphere away from the royal court. At the age of fifteen, she was married to her first cousin, King Christian VII of Denmark and Norway. . On 1 October of that year in the royal chapel of St James's Palace, where the marriage was celebrated by proxy. Few weeks later, Caroline Matilda arrived in Roskilde, where she met her future husband. The official wedding ceremony took place on 8 November 1766 in the Royal Chapel at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. . Christian VII suffered from a mental illness and was cold to his wife throughout the marriage. He was actually forced to marry by the court, who believed that marriage would lead to improvement in his mental problems; in addition, itcwas rumoured that Christian VII preferred the company of men to women. . She had two children: the future Frederick VI and Louise Augusta, whose biological father may have been the German physician Johann Friedrich Struensee. . In 1769, Struensee entered the service of the Danish king and he quickly won the Queen's heart and they began a love affair. Struensee gained power and instituted a series of reforms generated powerful enemies, who included Christian VII's stepmother Queen Dowager Juliana Maria and her son Prince Frederick. . Juliana Maria directed a plot to overthrow the lovers, which ended with the execution of Struensee and Caroline Matilda's divorce and banishment. . Caroline Matilda died in Celle, Hanover, at the age of 23 from scarlet fever. . . . . . . #royalwedding #royalweddingcountdown #queenvictoria #britishmonarchy #stjamespalace #royalfamily #britishroyals #royalty #instaroyals #buckinghampalace #windsorcastle #georgian #kinggeorge #royalhistory #britishmonarchy #denmark #danishroyals #danishroyalfamily
‘I know your heart has more within it than the men who counsel you,’ Saoirse Ronan’s Mary Stuart affirms, a disguised challenge to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) - And what is more powerful than one Queen but two? Moreover, two in contest with their desire to rule as sisters, drawn together by their very existence as female monarchs, and their desire to rule—period. Better yet, three Queens; Ronan and Robbie (in powerhouse performances), and director Josie Rourke, the first female director to attempt to tell this version of England and Scotland’s royal rivalry. - Mary Queen of Scots is in UK cinemas this week • 📸 GETTY #electramedia #maryqueenofscots #womeninfilm
my heart ♥️ #Repost @women_ofhistory with @get_repost ・・・ Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1915-1980) is a unique woman in history - rather than be hidden away, as most royal children with special needs were, her family embraced her needs. As a teenager she attended a school dedicated to educating special needs women and throughout much of her life she is found in loving portraits and photographs with her family. Her visibility is even more unique because she lived during the eugenics movement and her father, Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, met with and supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Alexandrine, affectionately called "Adini" by her family, is one of the only special-needs royals I have come across that was so fully embraced. . . . #womenshistory #specialneeds #Prussia #royalhistory #history
Princess Alexandrine of Prussia (1915-1980) is a unique woman in history - rather than be hidden away, as most royal children with special needs were, her family embraced her needs. As a teenager she attended a school dedicated to educating special needs women and throughout much of her life she is found in loving portraits and photographs with her family. Her visibility is even more unique because she lived during the eugenics movement and her father, Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany, met with and supported Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Alexandrine, affectionately called "Adini" by her family, is one of the only special-needs royals I have come across that was so fully embraced. . . . #womenshistory #specialneeds #Prussia #royalhistory #history
Fascinating exhibition in The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace - Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs. The exhibition reveals the historic links between the British Royal Family and Russia's Imperial Family, the Romanovs. . This exhibition is a must for anyone interested by the links established between Queen Victoria and the Royal Houses of Europe including several inter-marriages with the Romanovs. . #exhibition #buckinghampalace #russia #royalty #romanov #romanovs #imperial #imperialfamily #tsar #emperor #empress #queen #royalfamily #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily #britishroyalty #history #faberge #jewelry #paintings #palace #royalpalace #gallery #thequeen #faberge #queenvictoria #london #russianhistory #britishhistory #royalhistory #europeanroyalty @visitlondon @visitengland @waltdev @historicroyalpalaces @zamkoholik
I wrote a book and apparently it's not terrible! If you've enjoyed my biography of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII then please consider leaving a really short review on Amazon as it means more people will find it and hopefully think it's not awful too! #history #book #bookworm #books #historian #writing #writer #Tudor #womenshistory #britishhistory #royal #queen #royalhistory #royalty #royalfamily #princess #tudors #tudorhistory #margarettudor #scotland #scottish #scottishhistory #16thcentury #maryqueenofscots #edinburgh
I'm looking forward to writing my next biography for @penswordbooks once I've finished with Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia. This gorgeous book about my next subject, Henrietta Maria, arrived this morning and I absolutely can't wait to immerse myself in the 17th century again. #art #beauty #arthistory #inspiring #beautiful #portrait #history #17thcentury #stuarts #britishhistory #frenchhistory #france #royal #lovely #pretty #royalty #queen #royalhistory #vandyck #henriettamaria
Casi viernes y yo esperando por ti para ayudarle con esos resultados. Veo mas en ti de lo que tu misma puedes ver 😌😌 Dejame ayudarte a sentirte como nunca💪💪 Yo quiero ser tu💚💚 coach 💚💚 #lifestyle #mylife #lifestyle #bestfriends #forever #vacations #2018 #funtimes #happysoul #befree #behappy #me #mygirl #royalhistory #mygirlfriend #fitness #lovequotes #model #smile #lady #lovewins #loveislove #doubletrouble #lgbt #miami #305 #305fitness
A hundred years ago this week, the little Grand Duchy of Luxembourg was in upheaval. The nation's head of state, Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide, abdicated under major political pressure, making way for her younger sister to become Grand Duchess Charlotte. For more on this fascinating pair of regal sisters (and their jewels!) head to The Court Jeweller right now! {Link in bio!} . . . IMAGE: Grand Ladies Site . . . . . #instaroyals #royal #royals #royalty #royalfamily #luxembourgishroyals #luxembourgishroyalty #grandducalfamily #luxembourg #grandduchesscharlotte #royalhistory #royaljewels #royaljewelry #royaljewellery #jewels #jewelry #jewellery #jewelgram
1972 год. Мама и дочь. Княгиня и принцесса. Грейс и Каролина. Бывшая актриса, ставшая княгиней Монако, наверное, тоже не всеми была воспринята однозначно позитивно, и подозрений в холодном расчете с ее стороны тоже было достаточно. Как же повезло Грейс Келли, что она жила в век ДО интернета и социальных медиа 😉 #Repost @marieclaireitalia • • • • • Photo: Jean Claude Deutsch #Paris #gracekelly #carolinedemonaco #royalhistory
I've got an article about the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoe Selo in the latest edition of @AboutHistoryMag , which also happened to be @jdhoare last turn as editor. Thanks for the shout out at the start. X #history #magazine #writer #historian #art #architecture #Russia #russianhistory #romanov #royalty #royal #royalhistory #royalfamily
Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, Marshal of France, and President of the French Senate. He was created King of Westphalia, a client state of Imperial France, by his brother Napoleon I. He was active to a degree in the Napoleonic Wars, fighting in Russia. After Napoleon’s defeat, Jerome was given the title Prince of Montfort by Frederick I of Württemberg, the father of his wife Princess Catharina, who was married to him via arrangements made by Napoleon. When his nephew Napoleon III came to power, he was made Marshal of France and served as President of the Senate. A grandson of his, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, served as US Secretary of the Navy and US Attorney General. #frenchmonarchy #france #monarchy #frenchhistory #royalhistory #royals #bonaparte #houseofbonaparte #art #classicalart #classic #baroque
The latest in my series of #historygram posts is up on the blog, and it's all about the best accounts to follow for what is probably one of the most popular periods of British history - The Tudors - Portrait of Jane Seymour after Hans Holbein
Had the absolute pleasure of watching The Favourite yesterday, if you haven’t seen it - go! A fantastically acted and beautifully filmed insight into a period of history I personally had little knowledge of. In conclusion: Queen Anne is a much overlooked monarch who warrants much more of our time! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #thefavourite #film #history #queen #queenanne #britishhistory #portrait #art #style #costume #oliviacoleman #interest #learn #cinema #fashion #bisexual #rabbits #portrait #movie #politics #war #marlborough #palace #royal #monarchy #royalhistory #perioddrama
On Sunday, the newest season of VICTORIA premiered here in the States on PBS, and you know I've got all the best (and worst!) jewels from the episode right now at The Court Jeweller! {Link in bio!} . . . IMAGE: screencapture . . . . . #instaroyals #royal #royals #royalty #royalfamily #britishroyals #britishroyalty #britishroyalfamily #queenvictoria #victoriapbs #royalhistory #royaljewels #royaljewelry #royaljewellery #jewels #jewelry #jewellery #jewelgram
Anne Boleyn - 1501 or 1507? ➖➖➖ ➖➖➖ There is some debate over Anne Boleyn’s birth year, with 2 different years in particular being the subject of these debates - 1501 and 1507. The 1501 date has been popularised and most historians seem to favour this date, however I am going to make an argument for 1507. Here’s why I believe 1507 is much more likely: 1) It was written by Jane Dormer, later Duchess of Feria, that at the time of the her execution, Anne was “not [yet] 29 years of age”. Now, Jane was not born until 2 years after Anne’s execution, so such a source may seem unreliable at first glance. However, Jane got all her information from her mistress and very close friend, Queen Mary I. It seems unlikely that Mary would lie about her first stepmother’s age, considering how much she disliked her, especially to make her seem younger. Mary, of all people, would have known Anne’s age. 2) During Queen Elizabeth I’s late reign, a writer named William Camden wrote a chronicle (in other words, a biography) of her life. He was given access to state archives and confidential papers to research to guarantee the accuracy of his writing. In the section covering Queen Elizabeth’s early life, he wrote that her mother had been born in 1507. Some make the argument that a stylised 1 has been mistaken for a 7, but that is impossible as he wrote the date in clear Roman numerals as MDVII. There was no margin for error here as he had been granted unparalleled access to state papers about her by her daughter’s friend and advisor which he researched for years. 3) Anne was described as “young” by multiple sources in the late 1520s, and in 1529 Cardinal Wolsey referred to her as “a girl”. Had she been born in 1501 she would have been 28, certainly not considered a girl by any means, Jane Seymour was considered an old maid by the time she was married to the King when she was 28. In 1531, Anne complained of having to say farewell to her youth, but by 30, her youth would have been considered long gone by Tudor standards. If she was 32 when she married the King, her suitability for bearing children would have been brought into question. Continued in the comments...
On this day in Royal History, in January 15, 1559 ~ Coronation of 𝔔𝔲𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔈𝔩𝔦𝔷𝔞𝔟𝔢𝔱𝔥 ℑ of England. • • Elizabeth was crowned by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle. The position of Archbishop of Canterbury was vacant at that time and the Archbishop of York refused to do the service. • • The last monarch of the House of Tudor, Queen Elizabeth I is number six on the list of the top ten longest reigning British monarchs. She became queen at the age of 25 on November 17, 1558, and reigned for 44 years, 127 days until her death at age 69 on March 24, 1603. During Elizabeth’s reign, called the Elizabethan Age, the Church of England took its final form, a middle path between Catholicism and Reform Protestantism, William Shakespeare created numerous works, modern science had its birth based upon Francis Bacon‘s inductive method for scientific inquiry, Francis Drake sailed around the world, and the first colony in America was founded and named Virginia in honor of Elizabeth the Virgin Queen. • • "The Pelican Portrait", c. 1575. Attr. to Nicholas Hilliard • • • • • #queenelizabethi #elizabethi #onthisdayinhistory #onthisday #englishhistory #historylover #historyofart #historygeek #royalportrait #16thcentury #1500s #tudors #britishhistory #britishmonarchy #thetudors l #historyofengland #historynerd #sixteencentury #16thcenturyart #16century #royalhistory #thisdayinhistory #onthisdayinhistory #historynerds #renaissanceart #renaissance #renaissancepainting
Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England and Ireland #otd in 1559 at the age of 25. This statue of her on St Dunstan-in-the-West in Fleet Street dates from 1586 and is the only known statue of the Queen to be carved during her lifetime. It originally stood on Ludgate, the westernmost gate in London Wall. The gate was demolished in 1760 and the statue stored in the basement of a pub until its rediscovery in 1839. #elizabethi #queenelizabethi #statue #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #tudors #thetudors #royalhistory
A year of Royal Weddings! . Wedding No 16 - Princess Mary and Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh. . Princess Mary was the eleventh child and fourth daughter of King George III of the United Kingdom. . Mary married on 22 July 1816, to her first cousin, Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, the son of George III's brother, Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh. At the time of their wedding, they both were 40 years old. . Prince William Frederick had been encouraged to stay single, so that there might be a suitable groom for Princess Charlotte of Wales, the heiress to the throne, even if no foreign match proved suitable. She had married Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg ten weeks earlier which freed the prince to marry in the end. . Mary's upbringing was very sheltered as King George and Queen Charlotte were keen to shelter their daughters from the outside world. . Mary's motive for marrying her cousin was to escape Queen Charlotte's restrictive household. Queen Charlotte observed that the duke "is much in love, & and tells me he is the happiest creature on earth. I won't say [Mary] does as much, but being her own mistress, having her own house, & being able to walk in the streets all delights her in their several ways." . The couple lived at Bagshot Park, but after William's death she moved to White Lodge in Richmond Park. They had no children together. . Princess Mary was the longest-lived (at 81 years) and last survivor of George III's fifteen children, and was said to be the favourite aunt of her niece, Queen Victoria. . She was also the only one of George III's children to be photographed. She died in 1857 at Gloucester House, London. . . . . . #royalwedding #royalweddingcountdown #queenvictoria #britishmonarchy #royalfamily #britishroyals #royalty #buckinghampalace #windsorcastle #georgian #kinggeorge #royalhistory #houseofwindsor
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