Separation Letter from George to Caroline
In April 1795, George, then Prince of Wales, reluctantly married his first cousin, Princess Caroline of Brunswick. A year later, this letter was written by George to Caroline outlining the terms of their separation. George writes: ‘Our inclinations are not in our power; nor should either of us be held answerable for the other, because nature has not made us suitable to each other'. He also agreed to Caroline's request that she would not be required to bear another heir in the event of the death of their daughter Princess Charlotte. The letter was presented to Parliament on the 4 October 1820 by Caroline's lawyer, Henry Brougham, as evidence in her defence.