Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom
The Princess Amelia (7 August 1783–November 2, 1810), was a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. She is reputed to have been her father's favorite, and he called her "Emily."
She became ill in 1795, and was known to suffer from consumption (which she eventually died from), and erysipelas, a painful type of skin infection. Her eldest brother, later George IV of the United Kingdom, was her godfather and is reputed to have requested her death mask.
Amelia fell in love with Sir Charles Fitzroy (an equerry 21 years older than she and the son of Charles FitzRoy, 1st Baron Southampton), but was forbidden to marry him by her mother Queen Charlotte. There is conflicting evidence as to whether or not the two did marry, but they did have one son, Hugh Huntly (d. 1829)
After Amelia's death, George Villiers (1759 - 1827), the King's bailiff and younger brother of Thomas Villiers, 2nd Earl of Clarendon, attempted to blackmail the King and Queen with letters belonging to Amelia, after the disappearance of £280,000 in his control. (George was father of later diplomat and statesman George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon).
Titles, Styles, Honours & Arms
- 1783-1810: Her Royal Highness The Princess Amelia
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