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« on: September 01, 2015, 05:17:09 PM »

Had this poor young woman lived, the entire course of British history would have been vastly different.
A collection of items belonging to her or associated with her are going to be auctioned 9-15.

https://www.sworder.co.uk...who-would-have-been-queen

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-34101696
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 06:02:11 PM »

Naming their first daughter Charlotte as she was born on the anniversary of Charlotte of Wales' wedding day was a lovely gesture.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 06:12:51 PM »

Naming their first daughter Charlotte as she was born on the anniversary of Charlotte of Wales' wedding day was a lovely gesture.

I don't think that had much to do with it considering their ignorance of, well, everything. If it did, that's lovely. It's a gorgeous name and a good namesake.

Charlotte was a very fascinating woman. I really need to get a biography of her. Her parents were so insanely dysfunctional it makes the Windsors look sane!

Thanks for sharing this!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 06:14:22 PM »

Naming their first daughter Charlotte as she was born on the anniversary of Charlotte of Wales' wedding day was a lovely gesture.

I don't think that had much to do with it considering their ignorance of, well, everything. If it did, that's lovely. It's a gorgeous name and a good namesake.

Charlotte was a very fascinating woman. I really need to get a biography of her. Her parents were so insanely dysfunctional it makes the Windsors look sane!

Thanks for sharing this!

I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Cha...qid=1441124035&sr=1-3

I really liked it. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 06:15:03 PM »

I know what I'm buying to pass the time on our flight to London this weekend! Smiley Thanks, Georgiana!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 06:26:45 PM »

I know what I'm buying to pass the time on our flight to London this weekend! Smiley Thanks, Georgiana!

No problem!
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 08:52:09 AM »

I always wonder about Charlotte - I don't know much save for her marriage to Leopold, and death. I think I need to pick up this biography too.

It's not just British History that would be different had she become Queen either. Victoria's children married into some may families across Europe, the 'what ifs' are endless!
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 09:42:12 AM »

^^ Yes, Victoria would have been a footnote in history, even though she may still have married Albert. Their children would probably have married into minor German houses. I think Charlotte's son, if he had lived, would have been named after her father and there could well have been a George V in the 1860's!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 09:49:01 AM »

I bought the ebook version. Started reading it (I can't help myself!) and am enjoying it.

Kate Williams' Becoming Victoria also has a fair bit about Charlotte in it. It's a good book.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015, 11:59:05 AM »

I've always found it so interesting that George III had so many children and barely any legitimate grandchildren. He should have had dozens but so many of his kids died without issue, etc. It is remarkable that Victoria ended up with the crown. I would love to see a movie about Princess Charlotte.
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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2015, 12:13:19 PM »

I've always found it so interesting that George III had so many children and barely any legitimate grandchildren. He should have had dozens but so many of his kids died without issue, etc. It is remarkable that Victoria ended up with the crown. I would love to see a movie about Princess Charlotte.

Legitimate is the operative word there, I think. The Prince of Wales had about four illegitimates with various lady loves, and the future William 1V had ten by the actress Dorothea Jordan, for a start. The sons of George III only seemed to be mildly infertile when they married!
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2015, 12:35:38 PM »

Some more suggestions about Charlotte of Wales  Smiley

http://www.amazon.com/Pri...lotte-Wales/dp/0241892988

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...1Ba8gPYoML&ref=plSrch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...fRID=1F4M8JWJV8819AE4HW6X

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...1zdMzImDIL&ref=plSrch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...15aO7NMl7L&ref=plSrch

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...=Princess+Charlotte+wales

This is about her eccentric father

http://www.amazon.com/gp/...fRID=0RMJZQHFNXHJXE1S3QAJ
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 03:46:41 PM »

Thankyou Coya. These links are very helpful.  Champagne Charlotte certainly has been the forgotten princess.
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2015, 05:38:30 PM »

Doubt Victoria would have even been a footnote-if Charlotte (or even her child) had lived there would have been no need for all the Royal Dukes to desperately rush into marriage and Victoria would never have existed
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2015, 09:19:36 PM »

Not up on BRF genealogy. I know who Queen Victoria is (a bit) and have been reading up on her. But as one of the article in the link states "Princess Charlotte paved the way for Queen Victoria to reign". Umm..How exactly ?? Plus Princess Charlotte's husband was Sax Coburg Gotha. I know Prince Albert was..did not know there was someone from that area/dynasty (?) in the BRF before. TIA..

P.S..Thanks for the links.
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