Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

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Prince Augustus Frederick
Duke of Sussex
Portrait by Louis Gauffier, 1793
Spouse Lady Augusta Murray
(m. 1793; an. 1794)
Cecilia Underwood, Duchess of Inverness (m. 1831)
Issue
Augustus d'Este
Augusta d'Este
House House of Hanover
Father George III
Mother Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Born 27 January 1773
Buckingham Palace, London, England, UK
Died 21 April 1843(1843-04-21) (aged 70)
Kensington Palace, London, England, UK
Burial Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was born (27 January 1773 – 21 April 1843), was the sixth son of George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte. He was the only son of the King and Queen not to pursue an army or navy career, but he did consider becoming a cleric in the Church of England.

Marriages[change | change source]

Augustus Frederick married twice, but neither was legal in the United Kingdom because under the Royal Marriages Act [1] he should have asked permission from the King first.

Ancestors[change | change source]

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex's ancestors in three generations
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex Father:
George III of the United Kingdom
Paternal Grandfather:
Frederick, Prince of Wales
Paternal Great-grandfather:
George II of Great Britain
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Caroline of Ansbach
Paternal Grandmother:
Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
Mother:
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Maternal Grandfather:
Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prince of Mirow
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Maternal Grandmother:
Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach

References[change | change source]

  1. Official text of the statute as amended and in force today within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database