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Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:11:10 PM »
Something abouut this woman?Her (unhappy)marriage?I have read she was considered a very dificult woman...Any picture of Princess Frederica of Prussia,later Duchess of York?

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2005, 02:21:52 PM »
The lady in question was buried in "Weybridge Church".
As there are several churches there does anyone know in which one she lies ???

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2005, 02:23:55 PM »
have read she was considered a very dificult woman...Any picture of Princess Frederica of Prussia,later Duchess of York?

I have read that she was well liked locally around Weybridge as she supported the local charities, businesses, theater and such. :D

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005, 04:31:12 AM »
I can just find very small and grey engravings of her-there are no portraits of her?

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005, 11:48:43 AM »
From what I have read, the marriage in the beginning was happy enough, but the Duchess liked to collect animals around her, until their country estate, Oatlands, became more like a zoo, with the waste and odors that go along with it.  The Duke of York couldn't take it anymore, and eventually Frederica had Oatlands to herself; okay, to her pets and herself.

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2005, 01:39:48 PM »
From the Oatlands Park Hotel website:

"The Duchess of York was a quiet lady who spent her days doing kind actions for the poor and needy and entertaining such diverse friends as Haydn and Beau Brummell . She loved animals and was always surrounded by a multitude of pets, and some of the headstones from her dogs' Cemetery can be seen set in the lawn near the Lounge Bar patio. Such was her popularity with the local population that on her death a monument was erected to her memory at the bottom of Monument Hill, Weybridge, outside the Ship Inn."
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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2005, 01:57:58 PM »
The Duke and Duchess had an amicable separation. Both realised they would be happier living apart and remained on good terms. Also, the Duchess was a favourite aunt of Princess Charlotte of Wales, daughter of George IV.
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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2005, 02:42:02 PM »
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I can just find very small and grey engravings of her-there are no portraits of her?


Here is what I was able to find online:


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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2005, 05:57:32 PM »
In the year she married....

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2005, 06:20:46 PM »
Duchess Friederike of York with her dogs...

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2005, 06:40:42 PM »
in 1791.
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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2005, 06:57:13 PM »
I have read that the duke DID love his wife, but in his own way. She was amiable and accepted his friends, and didnt put up a fuss about his infidelities. Becuase of those things he loved and respected her, and he cried bitterly when she died.

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Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2005, 08:43:59 PM »
I wonder what was so awful that the Duke could not live with her?  Was it really the animals? Although I'm sure that could have been possible.  I've read that they had the run of the place, when there was a fire there, she retained her composure and got the animals to safety first.
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