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Richard Jasper

Dear Ms. Wulf:

In the NYT you wrote: “No family,” remarked George III’s only legitimate grandchild, Princess Charlotte, “was ever composed of such odd people.”

I'm sure you meant to say, "George III's only legitimate grandchild at the time of her death, Princess Charlotte."

Princess Charlotte was just one of six of George III's grandchildren who were legitimate (and lived) to adulthood. The others were: Queen Victoria (daughter of the Duke of Kent, the 4th son); King George V of Hanover (son of Ernest Augustus, the 5th son); and the three legitimate children of the 7th son, Prince Adolphus.

I look forward to reading a correction in the New York Times.

Best regards...

Richard Jasper
Oneonta, New York

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