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The Windsors / Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« on: September 09, 2006, 05:55:32 AM »
I believe King William actually dumped his mistress and mother of his ten children Dorothea Bland (Jordan) when he married Queen Adelaide. I was surprised to learn that they apparently had a pretty good marriage and were devoted to one another. He was apparently faithful to Adelaide I've heard.

From what I have been able to find out, Adelaide and William had seven children. Only two of them survived long enough to be named. The first was Princess Charlotte of Clarence who lived for one day. The next was Princess Elizabeth of Clarence who lived for a few months. She displaced Victoria as heir to the throne during her short lifetime, and she was called Little Queen Bess by some of the people. I think that's cute. :)

The Windsors / King William IV, Queen Adelaide, the family
« on: September 09, 2006, 02:03:26 AM »
I was looking for a thread on H.M. Queen Adelaide who was the Queen Consort of William IV, but I have been unable to find one.
Can anyone tell me anything about her? I am curious why she does not get much attention. Does anybody have some pictures or stories of Adelaide?

I have one good picture:

I would also be really interested in seeing a picture of Queen Adelaide's Coronation Crown, I haven't been able to find one anywhere. Apparently she was the first Queen Consort since Mary of Modena, consort of James II, to have her own Coronation Crown made.

The Windsors / Re: Prince Albert Victor (Eddy)
« on: April 28, 2006, 01:54:13 PM »

Eddy on his deathbed.

Not sure if this has been posted before. I know some people can get a little squirmish at pics like this, so I apologize for that.

This supposedly comes from Maud's personal albums, as pictured in a Norwegian book Kongstanken

This picture almost moved me to tears. Poor Eddy. I love him so much.

Could someone please repost a picture of Eddy's funeral. I cannot see it.

The Windsors / Re: Prince Albert Victor 'Eddy' Part 2
« on: April 26, 2006, 09:08:31 AM »
Oh my God, I live in Brisbane and I know this tree in the botanic gardens I think it is. I love Eddy so much and I can't believe he was actually here, in my home town. This picture made me so excited.
Quote can never have too much Eddy... :P :-*

It's time I made a pictorial contribution here, I feel.

Eddy and George in Brisbane, Australia, 1881.  :D

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