CollectionGeorge III Private Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleSummary of Robert Murray Keith's reports from Copenhagen on Queen Caroline Matilda of Denmark
Date11 February 1772
WriterGeorge III, King
DescriptionGeorge III writes a summary of the reports he has received from Keith [minister in Copenhagen]. The reports are split by date sent, and George III has recorded the classification (i.e private, or most secret and confidential).
17 January - The Queen is sent as a Prisoner to Cronenburg. Count Osten reports that this is due to Christian VII's concern for her safety. Christian VII assures that she will be treated with respect;
20 January - The Dowager Queen 'deplored the cruel necessity which had brought on the present distresses of the Royal Family', and it is promised the Queen won't be detained for long;
21 January - Keith reports that it was Struensee's plan to force the King to abdicate and become Great Chancellor or Protector
25 January - Keith makes an application to see the Queen

4 February - It is reported that the court is preparing materials for a divorce
7 February - Christian VII intends to talk to George III
12 February - George III is to wait for a full communication, and receives assurance that the Queen's name won't be used in the trial;
18 February -The condition has been changed so that the Queen's name will be used but only when necessary, and the events will remain a secret;
22 February - Keith reports that the Queen was presented by Christian VII and was prevented from replying to George III's letter
Extent1 document (6 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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