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'Dear Uncle King': George IV and Princess Victoria

With the forthcoming exhibition of the Royal Collection George IV: Art & Spectacle set to open later this year, I want to take a brief look at the relationship between the future Queen Victoria and her paternal uncle, the Prince Regent, later George IV. The Duke of Kent was deeply concerned that his unborn child should be born on British soil, so that its right to succeed would not be…
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British Royals

Royal Connections: Cambridge

The Duke of Gloucester has a busy day ahead of him Thursday in Cambridge. He will open the Royal Library Exhibition at Cambridge University and also a newly restored 18th-century Watermill at Mill House. The last engagement of the day leads him to Hinchingbrooke School, which marks its 450th Anniversary this year. View from the top of Great St Mary’s Church Ahead of these visits we take a…
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HistoryInsight

Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and his Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Upon the birth, he automatically became Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, but he was also created Prince of Wales and Earl of…