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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #75 on: August 25, 2008, 03:15:34 PM »
I couldn't find the old thread, but I posted a couple of years ago wondering if anyone had seen the bust of Princess Elizabeth (daughter of William IV) that QV had kept in her private apartments.

Well, some good little boy or girl has been updating Wikipedia, and they found it.  Here it is!


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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #76 on: August 25, 2008, 04:51:16 PM »
nice bust, but morbid...I wouldn´t want such thing in my private apartments:))

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2008, 09:01:19 AM »
Queen Adelaide at age 57, in the year she died, by Winterhalter  :o
http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?searchText=queen+adelaide&object=405389&row=4

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #78 on: November 06, 2008, 03:31:51 AM »
I wonder why QV kept it in her private apartments

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #79 on: November 06, 2008, 10:35:32 AM »
A Victorian thing.  Queen Victoria kept pictures of Prince Albert on his deathbed over his side of the bed after he died.

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2008, 11:19:13 AM »
How odd,

but yet again, it shows how much Queen Victoria loved Prince Albert,

and what an odd bust, yet beautiful.
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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #81 on: November 07, 2008, 02:04:39 PM »
Plus, if Princess Elizabeth had lived, she would've been queen instead of QV.  I'm sure that fact gave the bust extra sentimental value.

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2008, 02:21:05 AM »
I agree with that. Queen Victoria was only a a young child (about two) when Elizabeth was born and died (late 1820-early 1821) but I think the bust might have been sentimental because of what you mentioned. Did Queen Victoria ever meet her cousin? (yes, I have read many bios of Queen Victoria, and they could tell me, but I don't have them in front of me). If Elizabeth had suceeded, history might have been very different, but who knows? Elizabeth was a cousin Queen Victoria never really knew, but one that could have altered her life story. I don't think it is odd she kept this- Queen Victoria was fond of Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV and mother of Elizabeth, I believe. That could have been another reason Queen Victoria kept this bust.

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2009, 03:53:22 PM »
Hi,

I am reviving this old thread to ask a question that I have not foond on this board yet...

Does anybody know how Queen Adelaide got along with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Kent???
I know they were both German princesses and were married on the same day & in the same ceremony;  but since the Duchess kept Victoria away from Court as much as she could and William IV didn't at all like the Duchess, what about Adelaide and Victoire???

Larry

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2009, 05:39:02 PM »
Larry

I have been having a quike look back through Mary Hopkirk's rather reverential bio of Queen Adelaide and have found that according to Augustus Cambridge Adelaide was the 'saving angel in the family.'

Adelaide seems to have tried very hard to play peacemaker between William and Victoria Kent. In the early years there seems to have been no animosity, but by 1824 when it was clear Adelaide would not be producing a healthy baby Clarence a change began to appear in the dynamics of the relationships between the Clarences and Victoria Kent, as the latter naturally became more interested in their niece little Drina Kent.

Throughout all the ensuing petty power games over her daughter, Victoria Kent seems to have regarded Adelaide as being as guilty as William in meddling in the upbringing and welfare of 'her' child. But I tend to believe that Adelaide was merely being very loyal to her husband and 'King'. It is without question, that Adelaide and the future Queen Victoria had a very affectionate and loving regard for one another.

Things obviously became far more fractured between the in - laws after William and Adelaide ascended to the throne as William 'did' nothing to hide his general dislike of his sister in law, although Adelaide appears to have made great efforts to keep relations from shattering completely until the infamous 1836 party scene when William really did go a bit far in public!

Adelaide was a remarkably strong woman in many ways, but her strength was manifested in a different way to the domineering 'pushy' personality of Victoria Kent. Adelaide could deal with an irascible William with ease and grew to accept and win the genuine affection and regard of most of his brood of illegitimate offspring, many of whom lived with them during the first years of their marriage!!!



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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2009, 09:11:01 PM »
Hi,

Thank you, Toots, for that fine summation of the Victoire/Adelaide situation.

Today, at lunch, someone was talking about the "Young Victoria" movie and why it's not playing here yet;  and things got around to Adelaide & William and Mama Kent and I could not really give them a clear answer.

I have read that Victoria, upon becoming Queen, hugged her aunt and shoke her mother's hand.  I don't know how true that is;  but it speaks volumes, if correct!!

Cheers,
Larry

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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2009, 12:01:26 AM »
Hi,

I am reviving this old thread to ask a question that I have not foond on this board yet...

Does anybody know how Queen Adelaide got along with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Kent???
I know they were both German princesses and were married on the same day & in the same ceremony;  but since the Duchess kept Victoria away from Court as much as she could and William IV didn't at all like the Duchess, what about Adelaide and Victoire???

Larry

Follow the link below. It should give you a good start on the answers to your questions.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f165/queen-adelaide-consort-of-william-iv-1792-1849-a-4313.html
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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #87 on: May 27, 2010, 01:45:44 PM »
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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #88 on: May 27, 2010, 01:50:50 PM »
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Re: William IV & Queen Adelaide
« Reply #89 on: May 27, 2010, 02:10:36 PM »
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