Queen Adelaide (Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen) (1792-1849), Queen of William IV
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Queen of William IV and eldest daughter of George, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Meiningen. The untimely death of Princess Charlotte, the daughter of George, Prince Regent, in 1817 prompted the unmarried sons of George III to find brides in order to beget legitimate heirs to throne. Adelaide and William, Duke of Clarence married in 1818. She became queen on his accession to the throne in 1830. She was unpopular for her supposed interference in politics during the agitation for reform.
by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Sir William Beechey
by John Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
by Thomas Goff Lupton, after Sir William Beechey
by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by Thomas McLean, after Sir William Charles Ross