The King, the Queen, his mistress, and the dead Emperor

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King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick’s marriage was far from pleasant. The arranged marriage was doomed from the beginning; the then-Prince of Wales is said to have required a glass of brandy when they first met. After they bore an heiress, he swiftly abandoned his family. His disdain for her apparently outgrew his dislike of Napoleon; when it was announced that his greatest enemy had died, he reportedly said “Is she, by God?”, likely thinking it was Caroline who had died and not the former French emperor.
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