"rebecca" wrote:What I term the 'Georges' are not my favourite royals and so I know little about them and had never heard of Caroline Matilda or what a sad life she led. I really liked the film and will probably read up on this particular Royal lady....It must've broken her heart to lose her children . But I highly recommend the film.
Don't know if this is in the film, which I do want to see...Caroline Matilda survived for only 3 years after her divorce and exile. She died of scarlet fever at the age of 23.
Another sad princess is Sophia Dorothea of Celle, wife of George I. I won't repeat the whole story here...see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Celle#Affair Their marriage ended before George became king. Sophia Dorothea, who was Caroline Matilda's great grandmother, was exiled to the same castle as Caroline Matilda. She also never saw her children again (the future George I and Sophia Dorothea who married into the Prussian royal family) and her exile lasted until her death, 33 years later.