The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Margaret Planta to Mary Hamilton

Planta, Margaret

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Margaret Planta to Mary Hamilton, relating to the death of Prince Octavius (1779-1783). Planta writes that her heart bleeds for their Majesties and the princesses for their loss. She notes that she need not 'say more to you who were witness to the melancholy event which happened not many months ago'. The death has affected all the princesses and the 'grief is universal'. Planta notes that they are to remain at Windsor until 'the last duty is paid to the Dear departed angel'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Queen's Lodge, [Windsor].</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 7.</p>

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