Category Archives: Marriage and Death

The Anniversary of Princess Charlotte’s Death

On this day in 1817 Princess Charlotte has died. Let me quote James Chambers’ Charlotte & Leopold to recall her last moments

After another quarter of an hour there was a rattle in Charlotte’s throat. Stockmar went off to get Leopold. But as he crossed the breakfast room he heard Charlotte shouting beyond the closed door behind him: ‘Stocky! Stocky!’

Stockmar went back. Charlotte did not see him. She turned her face, drew up her knees to her chest and fell silent. Stockmar took her cold hand and searched for a pulse. There was none. ‘The flower of Brunswick’ had faded. ‘The Daughter of England’ was dead.

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6th November 1817 – Princess Charlotte Dies in Childbirth

princess charlotte by thomas lawrence 1817

On that day in 1817 Princess Charlotte died having given birth to a stillborn son, leaving her husband, family and the whole England in deep mourning.

Picture: her last portrait painted by Sir Thomas Lawerence in 1817 (pinned from http://www.pinterest.com/pin/396035360955459024/)