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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,

AGAINST

THE CHARGES

WHICH MALICE, SUPPORTED BY PERJURY,

BROUGHT AGAINST HER MAJESTY,

WHEN PRINCESS OF WALES,

IN THE YEAR 1806.

BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR THOMAS AND JOSEPH ALLMAN,

BOOKSELLERS TO HER MAJESTY,

PRINCES STREET, HANOVER SQUARE.

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INTRODUCTION.

IF marriages are made in heaven, it should seem that in the marriages of Kings and Queens there is usually a special exemption from the operation of this general law. Royal mare riages appear, in general, to be constituted of more terrestrial ingredients than those in humble life. They are less mingled with the refined affections, and more often include what is sordid in avarice, or low in ambition. They are hymeneals which love seldom visits with his purple light; and where the reality of nuptial happiness is found within the verge of a palace, it rather excites our admiration as a prodigy, than escapes our notice as an ordinary occurrence.

Though experience would not justify us in speculating favourably upon the chances of bliss in any royal marriage, yet hardly any marriage of this kind is recorded in history which has been productive of more accumulated misery, at least, to one of the parties, than that of the present king and queen.

In the summer of 1796, when I was at Brighton, I had the pleasure of beholding the then Princess of Wales. Her Royal Highness has been married to his present Majesty in the spring of the preceding year. At the period of which I am speaking, her Royal Highness was blooming in the maturity of youth. Her form was, at that time, rather delicate than robust; but the contour of her shape was symmetrically captivating. It indicated elasticity and health. Her features were pleasing, and her countenance regular; but it had not that kind of regularity which excludes vivid particularity of expression. There was a something which marked character; and that character of no common kiud. Her eyes sparkled with intelligence, and

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