Charlotte’s Family: Augusta Frederica of Great Britain

CHARLOTTE’S MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER

Augusta Frederike von Hannover

Augusta Frederica of Great Britain (31 August 1737 – 23 March 1813), daughter of Frederick Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, an elder sister of George III, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1764 – 1806), Charlotte’s maternal grandmother

‘Her mother, Princess Augusta, was George III’s sister, a stupid, gossiping woman, who had been obliged for thirty years to put up with the presence at Court of her husband’s handsome mistress’

(an extract from Thea Holme’s ‘Prinny’s Daughter. A Biography of Princess Charlotte of Wales)

Picture: an anonymous portrait painted circa 1763

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