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Offline Prince_Christopher

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2008, 04:22:59 PM »
By whom Charlotte was brought up ? In no case by her parents...

I would imagine she was raised by servants--nurses and maybe tutors, with a close watch kept on them by her grandmother and maiden aunts.
I know I've read that the aunts were, on the whole, very fond of their neice.
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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2008, 09:35:34 AM »
And what kind of relationship did Charlotte have with her father, the Prince of Wales ? Did they see each other often ?

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2008, 09:17:00 AM »
 Her father considered her a nuisance, even though he loved her, and once she reached adulthood was eager to get her off his hands.

Maybe the relation with her father became better when she married prince Leopold? Does anybody know?

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2008, 09:23:59 AM »
There's also a nice picture of princess Caroline of Wales and her daughter. Maybe someone can post it?

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2008, 09:27:45 AM »

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2008, 09:53:24 AM »
Her father considered her a nuisance, even though he loved her, and once she reached adulthood was eager to get her off his hands.

Maybe the relation with her father became better when she married prince Leopold? Does anybody know?


It seems Leopold had a sort of calming effect on Charlotte.  She was in love with him and he seemed to effect her in a positive way.  She was so young when she died, her relationships with people like her father had not had time to fully develop, although I would think that her being safely married and with child would have had some effect on her relationship with her father.
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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008, 03:34:12 AM »
interestingly Claremont House which Leopold passed on to his exiled French in-laws passed to the Albanys and then was siezed by the government in the War. Today a school it has open days and you can see the room where Charlotte died...stiill with the original wallpaper. certainly worth a visit to this beautiful house once the home of "Clive of India".

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008, 08:42:03 PM »
Why was Charlotte buried with her son at her feet, as opposed to being in her arms?  Was this customary, and if so, why?

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2008, 11:12:19 AM »
I think her grandparents were her official guardians. She found her aunts, the Prince Regent's many spinster sisters, very dull and suspected they reported all her misdemeanours to her father . . . I seem to remember reading that she found Princess Elizabeth particularly sly in this respect. National mourning on her death has been said to have been as hysterical and upon the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2008, 01:31:47 PM »
It is understandable there was great mourning at her death- at that time, there was really nobody to replace her, there was quite a lack of heirs. Later,Victoria was born and replaced her, and Charlotte was forgotten in some ways, because there seems not to have been much attention focused on her memory after the initial mourning was over.Does anyone agree or not? I just see that Queen Victoria as heir replaced Charlotte for all intents and purposes, and this might have made Charlotte forgotten earlier than she otherwise would have been, including in history, even today.

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2008, 09:49:18 AM »
In which palace Charlotte was brought up? Maybe the Carlton House...


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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2008, 02:42:29 AM »
I try to post it again.... >:(

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Re: Princess Charlotte, George IV's daughter
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2009, 11:35:32 PM »
Here's a picture on flickr of some china commemorating Princess Charlotte- the saucer is broken, but not the cup. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmartine63/3499949932/in/photostream
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