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Rudolf_II

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Re: King George II and his family
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2007, 12:44:40 PM »
Caroline was more intelligent than her husband, and the British 'Prime Minister' (not an official position back then) Robert Walpole became close to her in an effort to get her to influence George in favour of Walpole.  One of the many British Queens to be more 'on the ball' than their husbands.

George had his mistresses to be sure (he was a Hanoverian after all) but he was heartbroken by her death.  On her deathbed she advised the King to marry again after her death.  George replied, immortally, "No!  I shall have mistresses!"

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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007, 08:12:28 PM »
There are portraits and discussion of her on this thread: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php/topic,8736.30.html
George II also said of Caroline after he had stared at her portrait "Take the picture away, I never yet saw a woman worthy to buckle her shoe."

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« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2007, 11:08:43 AM »
I believe she also turned down a marriage offer from the King of Spain on the grounds that she didn't want to become Catholic. 

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LenelorMiksi

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2007, 11:46:59 AM »
Yes, she refused Archduke Charles, who was the titular king of Spain on the Habsburg side of the War of the Spanish Succession.  He eventually became Holy Roman Emperor Karl VI (1685-1740).

From Caroline of Ansbach by R.L Arkell:
  "She could not change her religion in good conscience.  Her upbringing with Queen Sophie Charlotte [of Prussia,King George I's sister] had instilled such a love of integrity that she could only accept conversion if convinced of its rightness."

Ian (UK)

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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2013, 01:57:31 AM »
MEMORIAL TO QUEEN CAROLINE

THE INSCRIPTION READS  -   To the memory of Queen Caroline wife of George II for whom the Long Water and Serpentine were created between 1727-1731.

    The memorial is situated on the eastern bank of the Serpentine, Hyde Park.

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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2013, 01:00:51 PM »
Portraits of the three eldest daughters of George II and Queen Caroline:



Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange



Princess Amelia



Princess Caroline

They are by Philippe Mercier and are at Hertford Magistrates' Court - perhaps they are calming to contemplate in moments of stress.

Ian (UK)

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2013, 02:57:45 AM »
PRINCE FREDERICK'S BARGE on display at Greenwich.


THE HISTORY OF PRINCE FREDERICK'S BARGE
http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-ships/facts/faqs/history-of-prince-fredericks-barge    a link by Royal Museums Greenwich.