George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819 -1904)

The Duke of Cambridge was born at Hanover 26 March 1819 the only son of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, seventh son of George III and his Queen Charlotte, and Princess Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa of Hesse-Cassel. He succeeded his father 8 July 1850. He made a morganatic marriage 8 January 1840 with Sarah Louisa Fairbrother, who was known as Mrs. Fitzgeorge. He was a Field Marshal and Commander in Chief from 1856 to 1895. He died 17 March 1904 leaving three sons by Mrs. Fitzgeorge, all of whom became distinguished soldiers..

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George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge  (1819 - 1904) (Stamp 1) Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Helmet: Sovereign
Crest: On an imperial crown a lion passant gardant crowned
Arms: Quarterly 1& 4. England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland on an escutcheon of pretence tierced in pairle reversed 1. Two lions passant gardant (Brunswick) 2. Semy of hearts a lion rampant (Lüneburg) 3. A horse courant (Saxony) overall on an escutcheon gules the crown of Charlemagne (High Treasurer of the Empire) the whole surmounted of an imperial crown
Quarterings: 1& 4. England 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Escutcheon of Pretence: tierced in pairle reversed 1. Two lions passant gardant (Brunswick) 2. Semy of hearts a lion rampant (Lüneburg) 3. A horse courant (Saxony)
Heraldic Charges: Brunswick, Heraldic Charges: England, Heraldic Charges: horse, Heraldic Charges: Ireland, Heraldic Charges: lion passant gardant, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lions passant gardant (2), Heraldic Charges: Luneburg, Heraldic Charges: Saxony, Heraldic Charges: Scotland