Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
The Embarkation of Caroline of Brunswick on board the Jupiter at Cuxhaven
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From the Collection
Pen and grey ink and watercolour
11.9 by 18.4 cm, 4 ¾ by 7 ¼ in.
This shows Caroline of Brunswick, the future Princess of Wales and wife of George IV, leaving Cuxhaven at the mouth of the river Elbe in Northern Germany on 28th March 1795 on her way to England to marry George, the Prince of Wales. They had intended to depart from Holland but French troops blocked their way so they diverted to Cuxhaven. When they reached Gravesend, the Princess transferred to the royal yacht Augusta and sailed up the Thames arriving at Greenwich as planned at noon on Easter Sunday, 5th April.