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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Daughter of George IV

Daughter of George IV; married Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (afterwards Leopold I of Belgium) 2 May 1816 and died in childbirth the following year.

'A little smaller than myself, well-covered, especially - and too much - about the hips; white, fresh and appetising as possible, with fine arms, pretty feet, large light blue lively eyes, altho' upon occasion they get the fixed stare of the House of Brunswick' (Catherine, Grand Duchess of Oldenberg to her brother the Tsar, cited in the Grand Duke Mikhailovitch's Scenes of Russian Court Life, 1913).

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Holme 1976
Thea Holme, Prinny's Daughter, 1976.

Huish 1818
Robert Huish, Memoirs of HRH Charlotte Princess of Wales, 1818.

Jones 1885
Mrs Herbert Jones, The Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1885.

Stuart 1952
D. M. Stuart, Daughter of England, 1952.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.