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"MRS FITZGEORGE."

-■ - + It may not be generally known that the present Duke of Cambridge married an Australian lady. When I lay married, I of e«urje refer to the strange morgaoeilo marriage funotion whereby Royal persons *re privileged to oommit what to the vulgar would be bigamy. In other wofds, , Hrn Oommmodtrln-chUt, who could not ' «onfa tbe «ttte of 1 Royal daohiaa upon «sy woman not of Royal blood, took onto 1 falmielf • morffanatlo wife or legalised mU- ; trees, «■• Miss Smith, who at one * time lived with her parents In • fine house — now demolished— near New town, Sydney, laet 000a pled by Mr DUtrlot ' Court Judge Josephson. Tbe union, was, , however, bated on affection, and the Duke never contracted a- Royal marriage. : He and Mrs FCsQeorge — her legal title 7 the n»>riage — have ever lived upon , Sims of virtuous happloesi, which < jeem quite commonplace beside the -rloUsUades which uoaslly beset aiatrt- ; fttooy m high life. Mrs Fi'z G^orce 1 was also rery popular with the Duke'a late mother, sod with other members of the 1 Boyal family. The Dake Is extremely ' fond of his three sons— the Hon Fi' z- : Georges— two of whom are la tbe army , •nd one In a large oommereUl ajffalr In the ( dty. They are handsome young fellow*, much sought after m eoolety and club- 1 land. A younger slater of Mrs Fits- ' George was possessed of singular beauty •nd talent, and, under the name of Miss 1 fasebr other, achieved some fame on the 1 London stage. She subsequently married i Dr Ambler, presiding genius of the Soho square Hospital, a kind-hearted though cooentrib practitioner, yrho, through hfs ■ •Uter-ln-laVa iiiiwnoi*, bßoame physiolan ' to th* Duke of Cambridge. The Duke extended hlj friendship so far as to beoome godfather to his nephews, the dootor's •on*.— (London correspondent).

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"MRS FITZGEORGE." Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 13 June 1889

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