George, Prince of Denmark (1653 -1708)

Prince George of Denmark was the second son of Frederick III of Denmark, and Sophia Amalia, daughter of George Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the grandfather of George I. He married on 28 July 1683 Anne, second daughter of James II and Anne Hyde, who subsequently succeeded her sister Mary II and William III as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1684 he was made a Knight of the Garter. In 1688 he at first stayed with the king, but on the 25 November, left him and rode to welcome William III. The new king agreed to the Prince’s naturalisation and made him Duke of Cumberland in 1689. Princess Anne and he had two sons and three daughters, all of whom died in infancy, except for the eldest, William, Duke of Gloucester, K.G. who died aged 11 in 1700. Queen Anne succeeded her brother-in-law, William III on 8 March 1702. Prince George died 28 October 1708, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
George, Prince of Denmark  (1653 - 1708) (Stamp 1) Motto: Regnas firmat pietas
Helmet: Peer
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a demi lion ducally crowned
Coronet: Prince
Heraldic Charges: Dalmenhurst, Heraldic Charges: Denmark, Heraldic Charges: Norway, Heraldic Charges: Schleswig, Heraldic Charges: Sweden
George, Prince of Denmark  (1653 - 1708) (Stamp 2) Monogram: GP
Coronet: Prince
George, Prince of Denmark  (1653 - 1708) (Stamp 3) Monogram: GP
Coronet: Prince
Coronet: Royal duke