Thursday, December 6, 2012

Princess Augusta of Cambridge's marriage treaty


 
 
The marriage treaty included a provision for the Princess to receive £3000 per year to be paid quarterly for the rest of her life.  This was to be her money, and would not be paid to her husband, the future Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
 
The Dowager Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who never lost her affection for the United Kingdom, was stripped of the annuity in September 1914 due to the fact that she lived in an enemy country.

2 comments:

Matthew Plooster said...

Wow, this is very interesting. When was the last marriage treaty used? And her parliamentary annuity...when did this stop being common place for "non-working" members of the royal family?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Augusta would have been the one with the longest annuity as hers stopped in 1914, less than two years before her death. If it had not been for the war, she would have kept that pension until she died.

Vicky and Alice received annuities in their marriage treaties. Vicky was listed in the 1901 civil list, but her payment stopped when she died in August 1901