Prince George, Duke of Cambridge

Born Prince George William Frederick Charles of Cambridge, succeeded his father as Duke of Cambridge in 1850.

Son of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) and his wife Auguste, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (1797-1889).

Born: Cambridge House, Hanover 26. Mar 1819

Christened: Hanover 11. May 1819


Married: (in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act) St. John’s Church, Clerkenwell, London 8. Jan 1847 Sarah Fairbrother (1816-1890), an actress, daughter of John Fairbrother and Mary Tucker. After her marriage she was known as “Mrs. FitzGeorge”.


Died: Gloucester House, London 17. Mar 1904 from a haemorrhage of the stomach.

Buried: Kensal Green Cemetary, London



Source: Anthony J. Camp: “Royal Mistresses and Bastards: Facts and Fiction 1714-1936”, London 2007; 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