Frederick , Prince of Wales
(1707-1751)

Prince of Wales (from 1729)

Died aged 44

Frederick, Prince of Wales, KG (Frederick Louis, German: Friedrich Ludwig; 31 January 1707 – 31 March 1751), was heir apparent to the British throne from 1727 until his death from a lung injury at the age of 44. He was the eldest but estranged son of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, and the father of King George III. Under the Act of Settlement passed by the English Parliament in 1701, Frederick was fourth in the line of succession to the British throne at birth, after his great-grandmother, paternal grandfather and father. He moved to Great Britain following the accession of his father, and was created Prince of Wales. He predeceased his father, however, and upon the latter's death on 25 October 1760, the throne passed to Prince Frederick's eldest son, George III.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

The Prince of Wales played in the world’s first recorded game of baseball on 12th September 1749 here in Ashley Park.

Ashley Park, Walton on Thames, United Kingdom where they played (1749)

Jane Austen Heritage Trail #3

Jane Austen author: 1775-1817. Spa Fountain Gardens. Jane was a keen walker and when she lived in Southampton she frequently visited the gardens here with their views across the River Test. The spa water was said to cure everything except a broken heart. It was the visit by Frederick, Prince of Wales, to the well in 1750 which led to Southampton becoming a spa resort.

Arundel Circus, Southampton, United Kingdom where they visited (1750)