Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain

Princess Elizabeth
Elizabeth Caroline 1754 by Liotard.jpg
Princess Elizabeth Caroline in 1754
Born(1741-01-10)10 January 1741
Norfolk House, Westminster
Died4 September 1759(1759-09-04) (aged 18)
Kew Palace, Surrey
Burial14 September 1759
Westminster Abbey, Westminster
HouseHanover
FatherFrederick, Prince of Wales
MotherPrincess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha

Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth Caroline; 10 January 1741 – 4 September 1759) was a member of the British Royal Family, a grandchild of King George II and sister of King George III.

Early life

Elizabeth (left) with her younger sister Louisa (right) and brother Frederick (below), from a family portrait of 1751.

Princess Elizabeth was born at Norfolk House, St James's Square, Westminster. Her father was The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach. Her mother was The Princess of Wales (née Augusta of Saxe-Gotha). She was christened twenty-five days later at Norfolk House, by The Bishop of Oxford, Thomas Secker — her godparents were The Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (her first cousin once-removed by marriage; for whom The Lord Baltimore (Gentleman of the Bedchamber to her father) stood proxy), The Queen of Denmark (for whom Anne, Viscountess Irwin stood proxy) and The Duchess of Saxe-Gotha (her maternal aunt by marriage, for whom Lady Jane Hamilton stood proxy).[2]