The Mary Hamilton Papers : Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton

George, Prince of Wales (later George IV)

The Mary Hamilton Papers

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from George, Prince of Wales, to Mary Hamilton, on events at Windsor, and Hamilton's departure with Prince Adolphus, and Princesses Mary and Sophia.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The Prince refers to a 'little Original of a French Painter, about as high as my Elbow, and Mrs Bludworth, a more disagreeable prim, stiff creature I never saw' attracting attention at Windsor. He states his disappointment that the travel arrangements during the summer mean that he will see Hamilton less frequently, and refers to having hurt her delicacy by offering her a 'little Smelling Bottle'. In postscript the Prince requests that Hamilton be 'quite secret concerning everything I write about Windsor'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Written Friday morning.</p>

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