Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
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Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom

Princess
Female
Born Nov 3, 1777
Hometown London
Died May 27, 1848
Death Place London

The Princess Sophia was a member of the British Royal Family, the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Sophia is perhaps best known for the rumours surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to which she gave birth as a young woman. In her youth, Sophia was closest to her father, who preferred his daughters over his sons; however, she and her sisters lived in fear of their mother.… Read More

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Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
d.1848

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CHILDHOOD

1777 Birth The Princess Sophia was born at Buckingham House, London on 3 November 1777, the twelfth child and fifth daughter of her parents. … Read More
1784 6 Years Old …  Princess Sophia's first appearance in public occurred when she accompanied her parents and elder siblings to a commemoration for George Frideric Handel, held at Westminster Abbey on 26 May 1784. … Read More

TEENAGE

1792 14 Years Old By 1792 Sophia and her sister Mary were being included in more family activities, and at age fourteen, Sophia debuted at court on her father's birthday, 4 June 1792. … Read More

TWENTIES

1800 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Though she never wed, rumours spread that Sophia became pregnant by Thomas Garth, an equerry of her father's, and gave birth to an illegitimate son in the summer of 1800. … Read More
1801 23 Years Old Further lapses into insanity occurred in 1801 and 1804, thus forestalling talk of marriage for his daughters. … Read More

THIRTIES

1811 33 Years Old …  His ascension to the regency in 1811 led to Sophia and the other remaining unmarried princesses to receive increases in their allowances, from £10,000 to £13,000. … Read More

FORTIES

1818 40 Years Old …  The Prince Regent's efforts to help his sisters led to the marriages of Mary and Elizabeth, and Queen Charlotte's death in 1818 allowed Augusta and Sophia their domestic freedom, though it was too late for them to marry. … Read More

FIFTIES

1828 50 Years Old In 1828, this child apparently tried to blackmail the royal family with certain incriminating documents from his father about his supposed parents' relationship, though this ended in failure.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1840 62 Years Old The death of Princess Augusta in 1840 resulted in Sophia inheriting Clarence House and Frogmore. … Read More
1848 70 Years Old 1 More Event
After having been blind for over ten years, on the morning of 27 May 1848, Princess Sophia became ill at her residence at Vicarage Place, Kensington; she was visited by her sister Mary, sister-in-law Queen Adelaide, and nephew-in-law Albert, Prince Consort. … Read More
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