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Princess Elizabeth of Clarence

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Princess Elizabeth
Monument of infant girl asleep on a couch
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
Names
Elizabeth Georgiana Adelaide
HouseHanover
FatherPrince William, Duke of Clarence and St Andrews
MotherAdelaide 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 the Duke and Duchess of Clarence, later King William IV and Queen Adelaide. Princess Elizabeth was a granddaughter of King George III.

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.[citation needed] She was christened on the day of her birth at the Palace by William Howley, then Bishop of London.[citation needed]

The Duke and Duchess of Clarence had wanted to name her Georgina, but King George IV asked that she be named Elizabeth instead.[citation needed] 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,[1] aged 12 weeks.[2] After her death, her mother suffered a further stillbirth.

Elizabeth was buried at Windsor Castle, in St George's Chapel, on 10 March 1821.[1][3] During her short life, she was ahead of her cousin, the future Queen Victoria, in the line of succession.

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  1. ^ a b Fisher, George (1832). A companion and key to the history of England. Simpkin & Marshall. p. 480.
  2. ^ "No. 17686". The London Gazette. 6 March 1821. p. 553.
  3. ^ "No. 17688". The London Gazette. 13 March 1821. p. 601.