Sophia, Princess (1777 -1848)

Sophia was the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She is perhaps best known for the rumours surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to which she gave birth as a young woman. Though she never wed, rumours spread that Sophia became pregnant by Thomas Garth, an equerry of her father's, and gave birth to an illegitimate son in the summer of 1800. Other gossip declared the child was the product of rape by her elder brother the Duke of Cumberland, who was deeply unpopular.
The princess died on 27 May 1848 at her residence in Vicarage Place, Kensington Palace, London.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Sophia, Princess (1777 - 1848) (Stamp 1)
Dimensions (height x width): 53mm x 31mm
Coronet: Royal Princess