Tag Archives: Charlotte of Wales

On This Day: Death of Charlotte of Wales, Heir To The British Throne

  November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today marks the 200th anniversary of a death that changed the course of the British Royal Family: on this day, in 1817, Princess Charlotte of Wales – second in line to the throne¬†– died after protracted childbirth that resulted in a stillborn son. The 21-year-old Princess was the only child of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick; and, at the time of her¬†death, … Continue reading

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“Becoming Queen” by Kate Williams

  March 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm by

Picture this. The Prince and Princess of Wales are feuding, much to their families’ dismay. It is quite clear that the marriage has ended, although, thank goodness, the succession is secure. They have produced an heir. But then tragedy strikes in a “King Ralph” moment and the heir is dead. What’s a royal family to do? I’m not talking about the misadventures of Charles and Diana, but about the tragedy … Continue reading

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