Sunday, January 9, 2022

A new Princess of Hanover


The Times  January 17, 1848

HRH Princess Friederike Sophie Marie Henriette Amelie Therese of Hannover was the second of three children of then Crown Prince Georg of Hanover and his wife, Princess Marie of Saxe-Altenburg,    She was born in Hanover on January 9, 1848.  

Crown Prince Georg was the only child of King Ernst August of Hanover, the fifth son of George III.  When his brother, King William IV died on June 30, 1837,  Ernst August, then known as Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale.   He was second in line to the British throne behind his niece, Victoria, who succeeded William as Queen of the United Kingdom.  Because Hanover's succession was based on Salic law (males only), the Duke of Cumberland became King of Hanover.

Frederica is one of my favorite princesses.  She has been the subject of several posts.  Lily certainly had a mind of her own and was a favorite of Queen Victoria, her first cousin once removed.

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