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Queen Charlotte's final days

Queen Charlotte was in London in the summer of 1818, when she was taken ill and thought a few days in the good clean air of Kew would do her good.

Unfortunately, she had dropsy, a progressive disease, and her condition deteriorated until November, when she contracted pneumonia.

During her final days she found it difficult to lie down and was more comfortable sitting up in this chair. It was in this chair, that she eventually died at 1pm on Tuesday 17 November 1818. She was surrounded by her two eldest sons, George, the Prince Regent, and Frederick, Duke of York, together with two of her daughters, Princess Augusta and Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.

Preserved by Queen Victoria

Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, Queen Victoria, said that she wished the room to be kept as it had been during her grandmother’s lifetime. You can see these words on a plaque on the side of the fireplace in this room, the Queen’s bedroom.

Explore the lives of three German princesses, whose marriage into the British royal family and wide-ranging interests placed them at the very heart of the enlightenment underway in 18th century Britain.

22 June - 12 November 2017

Kensington Palace

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The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou

Wander up the King's Staircase at Kensington Palace - the opulent entrance to the King's State Apartments, lavishly decorated by William Kent.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Explore the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace, transformed by William Kent to contain the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

01 January - 31 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Open daily

The perfect dress up, your little princess can glide around like a Georgian Princess with this pretty princess fancy dress.

Princess Charlotte Georgian dress up costume

The perfect dress up, your little princess can glide around like a Georgian Princess with this pretty princess fancy dress.

£35.00

History with the horrible bits left in. Learn all about the 'Gorgeous Georgians' with Terry Deary's Horrible Histories.

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians

History with the horrible bits left in. Learn all about the 'Gorgeous Georgians' with Terry Deary's Horrible Histories.

£5.99

Why was George I called the ‘Turnip King’? Did George IV really loathe his wife? Fascinating facts about Georgian history.

A really useful guide to the Georgians

Why was George I called the ‘Turnip King’? Did George IV really loathe his wife? Fascinating facts about Georgian history.

£8.99