MARRIAGE OF GEORGE, PRINCE OF WALES, AND CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK
KüCHLER, Conrad Heinrich: England, 1795, Bronze, 48 mm
George Augustus Frederick (1762-1830), Prince of Wales and the future George IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1820-1830), was the eldest son of George III. Princess Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, was the daughter of Duke Charles William of Brunswick-Wolfenbeuttel and Princess Augusta of England, sister of George III. The Prince of Wales was forced to marry his cousin Caroline by his father George III. Caroline was ill treated by the Prince of Wales' mistress and was threatened with divorce by her husband. After the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte Augusta, George deserted Caroline.
The marriage ceremony between George and Caroline took place in 1795, not in 1797 as erroneously indicated by Kuchler on the reverse of this medal.