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 Caroline of Brunswick

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Caroline of Brunswick

Birth
Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 7 Aug 1821 (aged 53)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Memorial ID 8603449 View Source
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British royalty, Princess of Wales and, technically, Queen consort of King George IV. The daughter of the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Princess Augusta, eldest sister of King George III. Caroline married her cousin, Prince George, on April 8, 1795 at St. James Palace. The prince only married her to increase his annual allowance. They despised one another - the prince found her fat, ugly, rude, and her lack of personal hygiene disgusting. In turn, she found the prince fat and rude. In correspondance, it was revealed that the couple had sexual relations only three times, resulting in the birth of their only child, Princess Charlotte Augusta, in 1796. Thereafter, the couple refused to live together. Caroline proceeded to make a spectacle of herself in England and Europe, appearing at balls half-naked, taking lovers with no thought to discretion, and gambling up enormous debts. When Prince George ascended the throne as George IV in 1821, the English government offered Caroline £50,000 to stay out of the country. She refused and returned to England, where George began divorce procedings, and she was barred from his coronation. Suffering from various ailments, she died 19 days later at the age of 53. She was returned to Brunswick for burial, where her coffin was inscribed "the injured queen of England".

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 5 Apr 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8603449
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8603449/caroline-of_brunswick : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline of Brunswick (17 May 1768–7 Aug 1821), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8603449, citing Dom Saint Blasius, Braunschweig, Stadtkreis Braunschweig, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .