Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
(1792-1849)

woman and Queen Consort of the United Kingdom (1830-1837)

Died aged 57

Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (Adelaide Amelia Louise Theresa Caroline; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was Queen of the United Kingdom and Hanover as the wife of King William IV. Adelaide was the daughter of George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Luise Eleonore of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, is named after her.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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William IV and Queen Adelaide stayed here 1829

Royal York Hotel, Old Steine, Brighton, United Kingdom where they stayed

Adelaide House Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV, stayed here during the winter of 1835-6 c. 1830

Adelaide House, 23 Grand Parade, St Leonards, Hastings, United Kingdom where they stayed

The Cross Keys Milnthorpe. Dating from the sixteenth century, the inn was rebuilt following a fire in 1821. As 'the largest hostelry' between Kendal and Lancaster it served 20 Stage Coaches a day and also the 'carriage trade' of the nobility and gentry. Royal visitors included the King of Saxony, the Csarevitch of Russia and, on 24th July 1840, Queen Adelaide, widow of William IV. Though the coaching trade was ruined by the coming of the railway in 1846, the Cross Keys remained a centre of social life, having a ballroom to accommodate 70 dancers.

Park Road, Milnthorpe, United Kingdom where they visited (1840)