Sophia of the United Kingdom

Princess Sophia Matilda oft he United Kingdom; called "Sophy" by her family.

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

Born: Buckingham Palace, London 2. Nov 1777

Christened: St. James’s Palace, London 1. Dec 1777


Possible illegitimate issue by Gen. Thomas Garth (1744-1829), her father’s equerry:

Note: During Princess Sophia’s lifetime there were lingering rumors that she gave birth to a son fathered by her brother, the Duke of Cumberland.

Died: Kensington Palace, London 27. May 1848

Buried: Kensal Green Cemetary, London



Source:  For further detail on the controversial issue if Princess Sophia had an illegitimate son see Flora Fraser in “Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III” , Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2005 (pro) and Anthony Camp in “Royal Mistresses and Bastards: Fact and Fiction” (contra). 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,