Role Model Royal Wedding
The future King George 4th, known to all as "Priny" thrived on flattery. Women who
didn’t instantly kiss the royal feet were beneath his princely contempt.
The thought of marrying a royal, who may well be as conceited as himself, appalled Priny.
£20,000 from the taxpayer) could disappear. From a list of first cousins Priny picked the he considered the least intelligent,
Caroline of Brunswick.
On the rare occasions he spoke to his father, the King threatened to disinherit him for “secretly” marrying a Catholic. In 1794 Priny was told. Either he wed a German Protestant Princess or his unearned income (
Priny was footless drunk at his bigamous marriage to Caroline (April 8 1795. Chapel Royal, St. James’s).
The Duke's of Bedford and Roxburghe all but carried him to the alter. Future Prime Minister Lord Melbourne records. ‘It was like watching Macbeth going to his execution.’
Archbishop of Canterbury, John Moore made Priny repeat ‘to love honour and obey’ twice, ‘in order that others may hear the vow.’ ‘Whereupon, Priny shed tears.’
Moore was anything but a Holy man. For preaching the gospel according to the slave trading Establishment, i.e. Negroes were unfit to receive Christian teaching!
Moore received £11,000 per year. He used his office to secure similar criminally-overpaid-offices for his five sons. Yet even he despised Priny.
According to the bride, on their wedding night. Priny collapsed on the
bedroom floor, where she left him. Over the following week, Caroline, who
had lost her cherry as a child, found Priny completely inadequate. Legend has it she went to cry on her father-in-laws shoulder and came away pregnant.
It was later said "her baby was more likely a Kings than a Princes". To the royal court it was obvious the newly weds had agreed to put on a united front
in public - for the sake of the Civil List. Their loathing of each other,
however, became "as plain as a dog-fight in the room".
After another intimate one-to-one with her father-in-law Caroline was
given her own household.
She rarely saw her husband.