Monday, May 4, 2015

The last Princess of Cambridge: the 19th century People's Princess known as 'Fat Mary'

From The Telegraph-

She has been in the world for just two short days, but the infant Princess of Cambridge has a rather impressive legacy to follow if her 19th century namesake is anything to go by.

The last Princess of Cambridge, born more than 180 years ago, led a life to be reckoned with, known for her ready good humour, devotion to charity and a nickname of the original “People’s Princess”.

Praised as setting the tone for the modern Royal family with her "common touch", she is celebrated as providing the link to bring the middle classes and the Crown into alliance, and reaffirming the importance of the monarchy at a critical moment.

She also, however, has one less fortunate enduring legacy: the nickname Fat Mary.

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