|Princess Charlotte commemorative saucer|
When Charlotte died in childbirth at the age of 21, it was very important that the sons of King George do their royal duty, which was to produce an heir. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and the fourth son of George III, fathered the eventual heir to the throne, Victoria. She was born 18 months after the death of Charlotte. And so, Victoria!
Below is a close-up of the pattern. The funeral urn says "Princess Charlotte." Her portrait is below. The figure at the right, who appears prostrate with grief, is Britannia. The man on the left is Prince Leopold, who was Charlotte's husband. The anchor, a symbol of the naval might of Britain, is broken. The hour glass is a symbol of time, which is always fleeting. On the top of the hill on the right is Windsor Castle, one of the great homes of the royal family.
|Close-up of the pattern.|
|A portrait of Princess Charlotte, ca. 1817|
One more photo. The black print with pink lustre trim looks well with blue and white on my dresser.