Princess Sophia of Gloucester
Princess Sophia was born on May 29, 1773 in London. Her father was Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, the third eldest son of The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales. Her mother was Maria Walpole, the illegitimate daughter of Edward Walpole. As a great granddaughter in the male line of King George II, Sophia was styled Her Highness Princess Sophia of Gloucester from birth.
On July 22, 1816 Sophia's brother, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester married their cousin, The Princess Mary, a daughter of King George III. On their wedding day, the Prince Regent bestowed the style of His Royal Highness on Prince William of Gloucester. The next day Sophia was also bestowed with the style Her Royal Highness to give her equal rank with her brother. From then on she was styled Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Gloucester.
Titles, Styles, Honours & Arms
- 1773-1816: Her Highness Princess Sophia of Gloucester
- 1816-1844: Her Royal Highness Princess Sophia of Gloucester
Sophia never married or had issue.