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Before electricity, candles and fireplaces illuminated rooms. And if you stood too close to them, you could easily catch fire, like it happened to poor Princess Sophia, one of King George III’s daughter. Luckily, the princess wasn’t much hurt. A young princess Victoria wrote about the incident in her diary on 26 February 1826: “Poor
Unlike many princesses, Princess Augusta, the second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte wasn’t vain and didn’t care much about her appearance. English novelist Fanny Burney thus recalled how the princess let her hairdresser do what he pleased with her locks: She “let the hairdresser proceed upon her head, without comment and