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The Princess Sophia was the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. 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.
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Deceased
27 May 1848
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1848
    Age 70
    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 Prince Albert.
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  • 1840
    Age 62
    The death of Princess Augusta in 1840 resulted in Sophia inheriting Clarence House and Frogmore.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1828
    Age 50
    In 1828 he apparently tried to blackmail the royal family with certain incriminating documents from his father about his supposed parents' relationship, though this ended in failure.
  • FORTIES
  • 1818
    Age 40
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1811
    Age 33
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1801
    Age 23
    Further lapses into insanity occurred in 1801 and 1804, thus forestalling talk of marriage for his daughters.
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  • 1800
    Age 22
    Gossip soon spread of the existence of an illegitimate child. Some historians contend that, sometime before August 1800 in Weymouth, Sophia gave birth to a child fathered by Garth.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1792
    Age 14
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1784
    Age 6
    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.
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  • 1777
    Born
    The Princess Sophia was born at Buckingham House, London on 3 November 1777, the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
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