Sarah Fairbrother

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Sarah Fairbrother in the role of Abdullah in the opera Sesame , around 1844

Sarah Louisa Fairbrother , called Mrs. FitzGeorge , (* 1816 in London ; † January 12, 1890 ibid) was a British actress and the mistress of Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge .


Sarah Fairbrother, around 1840

Sarah, who called herself Louisa, was the daughter of John Robert Fairbrother, a servant who later worked as a laborer, and his wife Roberta Freeman. Sarah Fairbrother trained as an actress in 1830 and later worked at Drury Lane , The Lyceum , Royal Opera House and the famous Covent Garden Theater . During this time she met her future husband.

On January 8, 1847, pregnant with the third child Sarah Fairbrother married in St. John's Church in Clerkenwell (London) Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), a son of Prince Adolph Friedrich of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover, 1st Duke of Cambridge and Princess Auguste of Hesse . Since he had not previously obtained the necessary authorization and had also been selected by his uncle William before his death as a possible husband for his cousin Queen Victoria , the marriage violated the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 , so that the marriage under British law was not existed. Sarah Fairbrother was therefore not allowed to hold a title, she was known as Mrs. FitzGeorge .

The joint connection resulted in three sons, George William Adolphus (1843-1907), Adolphus Augustus Frederick (1846-1922) and Augustus Charles Frederick (1847-1933). She also had two other children. Charles Manners Sutton Fairbrother1 (1836–1901) and Louisa Katherine Fairbrother.


Individual evidence

  1. a b Matthew Dennison: Prince George. The previous Duke of Cambridge was a love rat and hopeless soldier. In: Express. July 27, 2013. ( ).
  2. ^ A b Sarah Louisa Fairbrother., accessed November 28, 2015 .
  3. a b Royal wedding. History behind Duke of Cambridge title. In: The Telegraph. April 29, 2011. ( )