November 27th. 1833 marks the birth of a Princess with a lot of names:
Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth. Her birth took place at Hanover
Her parents were Prince Adophus, Duke of Cambridge (younger son of
King George III) and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel.
In 1837 Queen Victoria, Mary Adelaide's first cousin, ascended the
throne. But the Salic law prevented Victoria from ascending the throne
of Hanover. This passed to Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.
Mary Adelaide's father had to return to London and the family
moved to Kensington Palace.
At the age of 30 Princess Mary Adelaide still was unmarried. Some even
called her fat Mary. Her cousin Queen Victoria took pitty and she
arranged some meetings with possible wedding candidates for her niece.
On one of those meetings Princess Mary Adelaide met Prince Francis of
Teck. The couple were married on July 12th. 1866 in Surrey. They would
have four children. Their eldest daughter Princes Victoria Mary of Teck
would marry in 1893 Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V).
Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge died on October 27th. 1897.
She was buried at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
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