HL Deb 13 April 1818 vol 37 cc1295-6
The Earl of Liverpool

presented the following Message from the Prince Regent:


"The Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, thinks it right to inform the House of Lords, that Treaties of Marriage are in negotiation between his royal highness the Duke of Clarence and the Princess of Saxe Meningen, eldest daughter of the late reigning duke of Saxe Meningen; and also between his royal highness the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess of Hesse, youngest daughter of the Landgrave Frederick, and niece of the Elector of Hesse.

"After the afflicting calamity which the Prince Regent and the nation have sustained in the loss of his Royal High-ness's beloved and only child, the Princess Charlotte, his Royal Highness is fully persuaded that the House of Commons will feel how essential it is to the best interests of the country that his Royal Highness should be enabled to make a suitable provision for such of his Royal Highness's brothers as shall have contracted marriage with the consent of the Crown: and his Royal Highness has received so many proofs of the affectionate attachment of this House to his majesty's person and family, as leave him no room to doubt of the concurrence and assistance of this House in enabling him to make the necessary arrangements for this important purpose.

G. P. R."

The Message was ordered to be taken into consideration to-morrow.