Queen consort of George II. Born Ansbach. She and her husband came to Britain in 1714 when he became heir presumptive to the English throne. Politically aligned with Robert Walpole. She acted as Regent when George was away in Hanover on four occasions. She had a big impact on the look of London when she acquired the western section of Hyde Park to add to her gardens at Kensington Palace. She had the Long Water and the Serpentine created from the ponds that were already there, and built a ha-ha to keep deer and other undesirables out of her garden. A queen with a happy marriage, not to be confused with Caroline of Brunswick who unhappily married King George IV.
Person | Female Born 1/3/1683 Died 20/11/1737
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Camden Passage (link now dead) had a picture of the unveiling by Poet Laureat...
Buck Hill bastion
This is really an information board rather than a plaque and has a number of ...
Ha-ha in Hyde Park
We find the terminology used on the information board confusing; 'bastion' is...
Queen Caroline memorial
Unveiled by the Queen.
Catherine of Braganza
Queen of King Charles II. Born at the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Portugal. Because of her Catholicism she was an unpopular consort, and was attacked by the inventors of the Popish Plot. She produ...
90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was actually born on 21 April 1926, but since 1959 official celebrations have taken place on the second Saturday of June which in 2016 was the 11th.
Princess Patricia of Connaught
Daughter of Prince Arthur from whom she must have inherited some unveiling skills. Born at Buckingham Palace and named Patricia because it was St Patrick's Day. Brought up as a Princess, a member o...
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Royal prince. Born St Mary's Hospital Paddington, second son (the spare) of Prince Charles and his first wife, Princess Diana.
Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward
The Queen's third son. Born Buckingham Palace. Married Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999.