7th Dragoons

Queen Caroline

The Prince of Wales married Wilhelmina Carolina of Brandenburg-Ansbach on 2nd Sep 1705. They had 10 children. Throughout their long marriage Caroline was aware of George's many love affairs and took a tolerant line towards his mistresses. On her deathbed in 1737 she suggested that George should marry again, but he swore he would only have mistresses. After her death he said he had known many women but not one of them was fit to buckle Caroline's shoe.

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