Princess Charlotte at Claremont Landscape Garden

2017 marks two hundred years since the tragic death of Britain's beloved heir, Princess Charlotte Augusta, who lived at Claremont in the early nineteenth century. Learn all about Charlotte's life and times with a year packed full of events, from guided walks to wedding banquets.

The Apotheosis of Princess Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales by Henry Howard, 1818
Charlotte's story
" A Rose of loveliest form and hue
In Britain's royal garden grew
Its ornament and pride;
Delighted on its charms we gaz'd.
When fate the whelming tempest rais'd —
It budded, and it died!"
- The Royal Rose
An engraving of the newly wed Charlotte and Leopold holding hands

Princess Charlotte's wedding 

In May 1816, the heir apparent finally tied the knot with His Serene Highness Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg.


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Do you love the story of Princess Charlotte and all things Georgian? Could you help us raise money to restore Leopold's royal railings? We'd love to hear from you.