Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
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Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

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Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg was Princess of Wales between 1736 and 1751, and Dowager Princess of Wales thereafter. She was one of only three Princesses of Wales who never became queen consort. Princess Augusta's eldest son succeeded as George III of the United Kingdom in 1760, as her husband, Frederick, Prince of Wales, had died nine years earlier.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.

CHILDHOOD

1719 Birth Born on November 30, 1719.

TEENAGE

In 1736, she was suggested to marry to marry 29 year old Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II and Queen Caroline. … Read More
1737 17 Years Old …  The birth of their first daughter, Princess Augusta, on 31 July 1737, took place at St James's after Princess Augusta was forced by Frederick to travel from Hampton Court Palace while in labour, in order to prevent his hated parents from being present at the birth. … Read More

TWENTIES

1745 25 Years Old The incident around the birth of princess Augusta, however, lead to a separation between prince and princess of Wales and the king and the queen, who were not reconciled until public opinion during the Jacobite rebellion on 1745 pressured them to. … Read More
1749 29 Years Old One some occasions, the children of Augusta was made to give amateur theater performances for their guests, notably in 4 January 1749, when George, Augusta, Elizabeth, Edward and some of their playmates acted in the tragedy of Cato.

THIRTIES

1751 31 Years Old On 2 March 1751, Frederick unexpectedly died, making Augusta a widow. … Read More
1756 36 Years Old …  This role became moot when her son came of age upon his eighteenth birthday in 1756. … Read More

FORTIES

1760 40 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Princess Augusta's eldest son succeeded as George III of the United Kingdom in 1760, as her husband, Frederick, Prince of Wales, had died nine years earlier. … Read More
1762 42 Years Old Augusta had an acknowledged political influence upon her son, who "strove to follow the counsels she gave", and in which he trusted. Reportedly, she was in turn influenced by Lord Bute, who was appointed prime minister with her support in 1762. … Read More
1765 45 Years Old When the King had a first, temporary, bout of mental illness in 1765, queen Charlotte was kept unaware of the situation by Augusta and Lord Bute. … Read More
1769 49 Years Old In 1769, the spouse of her daughter Caroline Matilda, Christian VII of Denmark, visited Great Britain. … Read More

FIFTIES

1770 50 Years Old In 1770, there were rumors about her daughter Caroline Matilda, queen of Denmark: of the mental state of her spouse, of the fall of prime minister Bernstorff, in which Caroline Matilda was rumored to have participated. … Read More
1772 52 Years Old Died on February 8, 1772.
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