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 Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

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Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen Famous memorial

Birth
Meiningen, Landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Thüringen, Germany
Death
2 Dec 1849 (aged 57)
Stanmore, London Borough of Harrow, Greater London, England
Burial
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Memorial ID
8384697 View Source

British Monarch. She was the Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover from June 26, 1830 to June 20, 1837 as consort of King William IV. She was the oldest child of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Louisa of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. In a double wedding ceremony with Duke and Duchess of Kent, she married William, Duke of Clarence on July 11, 1818. Her husband was 27 years her senior, and had ten illegitimate children by his long-time mistress, actress Dorothy Jordan. After her crowning on September 8, 1831, the couple had five children including a pair of twin sons, yet none of whom survived infancy. She was popular with the people for her modesty and her tragic childbirth history. She was also very generous to charity, donating at least a third of her income to worthy causes. Surviving her husband by 12 years, she became the first Queen Dowager for over 100 years. The Duke and Duchess of Kent succeeded in producing the next heir, Princess Victoria. Not motivated with royal matters, she gladly stepped aside for her niece, Victoria. The city of Adelaide, Australia was named in her honor. She and her husband were buried in St. George's Chapel, but their vault area is closed to the public.

British Monarch. She was the Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover from June 26, 1830 to June 20, 1837 as consort of King William IV. She was the oldest child of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Louisa of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. In a double wedding ceremony with Duke and Duchess of Kent, she married William, Duke of Clarence on July 11, 1818. Her husband was 27 years her senior, and had ten illegitimate children by his long-time mistress, actress Dorothy Jordan. After her crowning on September 8, 1831, the couple had five children including a pair of twin sons, yet none of whom survived infancy. She was popular with the people for her modesty and her tragic childbirth history. She was also very generous to charity, donating at least a third of her income to worthy causes. Surviving her husband by 12 years, she became the first Queen Dowager for over 100 years. The Duke and Duchess of Kent succeeded in producing the next heir, Princess Victoria. Not motivated with royal matters, she gladly stepped aside for her niece, Victoria. The city of Adelaide, Australia was named in her honor. She and her husband were buried in St. George's Chapel, but their vault area is closed to the public.

Bio by: Linda Davis

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 13 Feb 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8384697
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8384697/adelaide_of_saxe-meiningen: accessed ), memorial page for Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (13 Aug 1792–2 Dec 1849), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8384697, citing St George's Chapel, Royal Vault, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.