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Queen Adelaide 1792 – 1849

January 18, 2009

Princess Adelaide of Saxe Meiningen (Adelaide Louise Theresa Caroline Amelia; later Queen Adelaide) 1792 – 1849 was the queen consort of William IV, the last king of the House of Hanover in Britain.

Adelaide was the aunt of Prince Albert.

The Queen Dowager was a patient of John Ernst Stapf. John Ernst Stapf attended the Queen Dowager in Nuremberg and saved her life after her allopathic physicians had given up on herThis incredible cure ‘opened up the mansions of the aristocracy’ across Europe to homeopathy (_Southwestern Homeopathic Journal and Review, Volumes 2-3.** _1848. Page 118 onwards. See Also _Letter to the Hon.------- with reasons for examining and believing the fundamental principles of homoeopathy.** _Caleb B. Ticknor. Henry Ludwig, 1840. Page 14 onwards).

However, John Ernst Stapf could not travel to England to become her permanent homeopath, so Harris F Dunsford was called upon to attend her there.

The Queen Dowager was also a friend of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, and a Patron of his St. James’s Homeopathic Dispensary in 1843 (_A Memoir of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin. _Edward Hamilton. British Homeopathic Society, 1879. Page 82). She was also a patient of Charles Mansfield Clarke 1st Baronet,

Adelaide was born on 13 August 1792 at Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany. Her father was George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Her mother was Luise Eleonore, the daughter of Prince Christian of Hohenlohe Langenburg. She was styled Her Serene Highness Princess Adelaide of Saxe Meiningen, Duchess in Saxony from her birth until the Congress of Vienna, when the entire House of Wettin was raised to the style of Highness.

Of interest:

Adelaide was the sister in law of Princess Marie Fredericka of Prussia, who was a patient of Carl Julius Aegidi. Under the patronage of Princess Marie Fredericka of PrussiaCarl Julius Aegidi founded the Asylum for Sick Orphans in Konigsburg, the first Paediatric Homeopathic Hospital.


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