Profile of the Day: George IV

Do you could have royal blood? On at the present time in 1762, George IV of the United Kingdom was born.

Picture: George IV / Wikimedia Commons, Rijksmuseum

The primary youngster of King George III and Queen Charlotte, George turned Prince Regent in 1811 throughout his father’s psychological diseases and ascended to the throne following his demise in 1820.

George loved dwelling an extravagant life-style and on the age of 23, secretly and illegally married Maria Fitzherbert, a twice-widowed commoner and a Roman Catholic. Legally, the wedding was void because the King had not given his consent. In 1795, George was pressured to marry his cousin, Princess Caroline of Bruinswick, however the marriage proved to be disastrous. Throughout his coronation, George refused to acknowledge Caroline as Queen and tried unsuccessfully to divorce her after. The wedding produced one youngster, Princess Charlotte of Wales. The Princess would die in 1817 after giving delivery to a stillborn son.

George spent the final years of his life in seclusion at Windsor. Upon his demise in 1830, the throne handed to George III’s third son, who reigned as William IV

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