CollectionAdditional papers relating to William IV and Queen Adelaide
TitleLetter from Queen Charlotte to Prince William
Date30 December 1782
WriterCharlotte, Queen Consort
AddresseeWilliam, Prince (1765-1837)
DescriptionQueen Charlotte gives an account of the family's life in Windsor during the Christmas holidays. Captain [Charles] Fielding has returned from Gibraltar in a very poor state of health - everyone is worried. Lady Hertford [Lady Isabella Fitzroy] passed away earlier that year, suddenly. Thanking him for the presents he sent 'some of them are carried to the Observatory, & the others to the Menagerie at Richmond. The Dear is so beautiful & Tame that it eat Bread out of my Hand when it arrived. The birds seem hitherto to do well in this Climate'. The Queen, then asks William if he likes serving under Lord [Samuel] Hood whose religious and moral character is exemplary. She urges him not to become a libertine which she fears he may do 'because it is the fashion which is worse for there is no passion to excuse it.' and to always behave well: 'beware of every Step you take, dont be ashamed of doing right, but always fearful of doing wrong.'
Place of WritingWindsor Lodge
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Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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