Princess Elizabeth of Clarence

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Princess Elizabeth
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Statue by W. Scoular, Windsor Castle
Born(1820-12-10)10 December 1820
St James's Palace, London
Died(1821-03-04)4 March 1821 (aged 2 months 22 days)
St James's Palace, London
Burial10 March 1821
Full name
Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide
House Hanover
Father Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews
Mother Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen

Princess Elizabeth of Clarence (Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide; 10 December 1820 – 4 March 1821) was a member of the British royal family. She was the second daughter of Prince William, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews (later King William IV), and his wife, Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen. She was a granddaughter of King George III of the United Kingdom.

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After having had one child who died on the day of her birth, Princess Charlotte (27 March 1819), and suffering a stillbirth, the third pregnancy of the Duchess of Clarence also did not go as expected. The Duchess delivered a girl, almost six weeks premature, on 10 December 1820 at St James's Palace. [1] She was christened on the day of her birth at the Palace by William Howley, then Bishop of London. [1]

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The Duke and Duchess of Clarence had wanted to name her Georgina, but King George IV asked that she be named Elizabeth instead. [1] The couple agreed and christened her "Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide" (or Elizabeth-Georgiana-Adelaide).

She lived the remainder of her days at St James's Palace. After "being suddenly seized with the fatal disease, an intro-susception of the bowels" she died shortly thereafter, [2] aged 12 weeks. [3] After her death, her mother suffered three more stillbirths.

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  1. 1 2 3 Yvonne (27 December 2005). "Royal Christenings". Yvonne's Royalty Home Page. uniserve.com. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  2. 1 2 Fisher, George (1832). A companion and key to the history of England. Simpkin & Marshall. p. 480.
  3. "No. 17686". The London Gazette . 6 March 1821. p. 553.
  4. "No. 17688". The London Gazette . 13 March 1821. p. 601.