Prince Octavius of Great Britain

Prince Octavius of Great Britain

Infobox British Royalty|royal
name =Prince Octavius
royal house =House of Hanover
titles ="HRH" The Prince Octavius
father =George III
mother =Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
date of birth =birth date|1779|2|23|df=y
place of birth =Buckingham Palace, London, England, Kingdom of Great Britain
date of death =death date and age|1783|5|3|1779|2|23|df=y
place of death =Kew Palace, London|

The Prince Octavius (23 February 1779 - 3 May 1783) was a member of the British Royal Family, the thirteenth child and eighth son of George III.


Prince Octavius was born, on 23 February, 1779, at Buckingham Palace, London, England. His father was George III, his mother Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. His name derives from Latin "octavus", "the eighth", showing that he was the eighth son of his parents.

The Prince Octavius died, on 3 May 1783, at Kew Palace, London, aged four years old. Octavius's death devastated his father. Shortly afterward, King George said "There will be no heaven for me if Octavius is not there."

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

*23 February 17793 May 1783: "His Royal Highness" The Prince Octavius



Prince Octavius was mentioned in "The Madness of King George" in the scene when King George wakes his children up when he claims London is flooded, and says that his son has killed him (Octavius was long dead by the time of the film's setting).


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1= 1. Prince Octavius of Great Britain
2= 2. George III of the United Kingdom
3= 3. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
4= 4. Frederick, Prince of Wales
5= 5. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
6= 6. Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prince of Mirow
7= 7. Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen
8= 8. George II of Great Britain
9= 9. Caroline of Ansbach
10= 10. Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
11= 11. Magdalena Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst
12= 12. Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
13= 13. Christiane Emilie of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
14= 14. Ernest Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
15= 15. Sophia Albertine of Erbach-Erbach
16= 16. George I of Great Britain
17= 17. Sophia Dorothea of Celle
18= 18. John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach
19= 19. Eleanor Erdmuthe Louise of Saxe-Eisenach
20= 20. Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
21= 21. Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe-Weissenfels
22= 22. Charles, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst
23= 23. Sophia of Saxe-Weissenfels
24= 24. Adolf Frederick I, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
25= 25. Maria Katharina of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
26= 26. Christian William I of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
27= 27. Antoine Sybille of Barby-Muhlingen
28= 28. Ernest III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen
29= 29. Sofie of Waldeck
30= 30. George Louis I of Erbach-Erbach
31= 31. Amelie Katherine of Waldeck-Eisenberg

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