Princess of Wales et al. in Blackheath, Kent - 29 May, 1812

from Diary of Mary Berry, 29 May 1812, page 499:

The Princess Charlotte and Lady de Clifford arrived just as we finished our drive. We all sat down to dinner without making any toilette. The young Princess was very gay, very talkative, in very good humour, and very —, all one could expect from a young girl of sixteen, very quick and very lively, and very ill brought up. After dinner she played all sorts of things upon the piano. Her musical memory is astonishing.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 29 May 1812. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 499. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Blackheath, Kent


Princess of Wales
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright
Lady de Clifford
governess to Princess Charlotte

Listening to

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piano music performed by Princess Charlotte

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 May, 1812
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:39:30 +0000
Approved on Sun, 02 Dec 2018 09:29:38 +0000