The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from Julia Henrietta de Salis (née Blosset) to Mary Hamilton

De Salis (née Blosset), Julia Henrietta

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Harriet de Salis writes briefly on the 'investigation' [known as the 'delicate' investigation in to Prince George's estranged wife, Princess Caroline and the possibility of her having an illegitimate child and of numerous affairs]. De Salis writes on 'Lady D' [Lady Charlotte Douglas, a former companion to Princess Caroline. Lady Douglas's evidence was central in the allegations against the Princess] noting that she is the daughter of Colonel Hopkinson, who rose from a humble background by his own merit. She continues that no one 'can know what passed in the secret committee', and that there is likely to be differing opinions on the subject. De Salis writes that they 'say she is broken hearted at all this', though it is unclear whether she is referring to Lady Douglas or to the Princess.</p>

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