Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
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Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh

Prince + Duke
Female
Born Apr 25, 1776
Died Apr 30, 1857

The Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh was a member of the British Royal Family, the eleventh child and fourth daughter of George III. She married her cousin, Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, when both were 40, and was his widow in later life. In her last years, her niece, Victoria, was on the throne as the fourth monarch during Mary's life, after her father and two of her brothers.… Read More

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Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
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d.1857

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CHILDHOOD

Mary was christened on 19 May 1776, in the Great Council Chamber at St. James's Palace, by Frederick Cornwallis, The Archbishop of Canterbury. … Read More

TEENAGE

1791 15 Years Old Mary danced a minuet for the first time in public at the age of sixteen in June 1791, during a court ball given for the king's birthday.
1792 16 Years Old In the spring of 1792 she officially debuted at court.

TWENTIES

1796 20 Years Old Around 1796 Mary fell in love with the Dutch prince Frederick, while he and his family lived in exile in London. … Read More
1799 23 Years Old In 1799 Prince Frederik died of an infection while serving in the army, and Mary was allowed to go into official mourning.

FORTIES

1816 40 Years Old Mary's upbringing was very sheltered and she spent most of her time with her parents and sisters. King George and Queen Charlotte were keen to shelter their children, particularly the girls. Mary, however, married on 22 July 1816, to her first cousin, Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, the son of George III's brother, Prince William Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1857 81 Years Old …  She died on 30 April 1857 at Gloucester House, London.