Amelia of the United Kingdom

Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom

Daughter of George III. King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) and Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818)

Born: Royal Lodge, Windsor 7. Aug 1783

Christened: St. James’s Palace, London 18. Sep 1783


At the time of her death Princess Amelia was in love with Hon. Sir Charles FitzRoy (1762-1831), son of the 1st Baron Southampton and one of her father’s equerries, whom she could not legally marry due to the provisions of the Royal Marriages Act. She apparently hoped that her brother, the Prince of Wales would consent to her marriage if he became Prince Regent, but this only happened after her death.

Died: Augusta Lodge, Windsor 2. Nov 1810 from tuberculosis

Buried: St. George’s Chapel, Windsor



Source:  Flora Fraser: „Princesses. The Six Daughters of George III“, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2005; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. III/1, 1983, Verlag J. A. Stargaardt; for christening see Yvonne Demoskoff: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page