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 Amelia of Hanover

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Amelia of Hanover

Birth
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Death 2 Nov 1810 (aged 27)
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Plot Royal Vault
Memorial ID 25851047 View Source
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British Royalty. Princess of Great Britain and Ireland. The youngest of King George III and Queen Charlotte's fifteen children. A gentle and unassuming girl, she was the favorite of her father and eldest brother, the Prince of Wales, who was also her godfather. Amelia fell in love at the age of 20 with General Sir Charles Fitzroy, one of her father's equerries. Some historians speculate they may have been secretly married, which would have been against the law under the Royal Marriage Act. There is no solid evidence of a marriage. She began exhibiting the early symptoms of tuberculosis in her teens, and by 1810 she also had erysipelas and lived in constant suffering, resigned and uncomplaining. Her elder sister Princess Mary was by her side daily until her death, at Augusta Lodge in Windsor, at the age of 27. Amelia bequeathed most of her possessions to her beloved Fitzroy. Grief triggered her father's final and worst bout of porphyria, which led to his being declared unfit to rule in 1811. Amelia Island, Florida was named in her honor.

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 8 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25851047
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25851047/amelia_of_hanover : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia of Hanover (7 Aug 1783–2 Nov 1810), Find a Grave Memorial ID 25851047, citing St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find a Grave .