Princess Charlotte at Claremont Landscape Garden
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales was the original "people’s princess". As heir to the throne of George III and the only well-regarded member of the wayward royal family, Charlotte was seen as the hope of the nation. Her premature death at the age of 21 caused an unprecedented torrent of national grief, and forever altered the course of British history and culture.
" 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!"