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  1. 13 de fev. de 2017 · The duke’s inner circle. Wellington and his wife Kitty had been a love match from his life back home in Ireland, before he had served with the British Army in India, from 1797–1805. The couple had married upon his return, having not seen each other or spoken to each other for eight years.

  2. 8 de nov. de 2019 · His wife is Princess Antonia von Preussen, a great-granddaughter of Wilhelm II; his sister, Lady Jane Wellesley, a 70s Tatler cover girl, who dated Prince Charles when she was 22, prompting feverish speculation about an engagement.

    • Isaac Bickerstaff
    • Marriage with Kitty Pakenham
    • Seeking Comfort Abroad
    • Harriet Arbuthnot
    • The Widowed Duke of Wellington and Women

    As a young man in Ireland, the future Duke of Wellington was already catching ladies’ eyes. Wellington first courted Catherine (Kitty) Pakenhamin Dublin in 1792. He was a debt-ridden 23-year-old captain of light dragoons. Kitty was the 19-year-old daughter of the Earl of Longford, an Irish peer. She was pretty, with a sweet disposition, and she and...

    From 1808 to 1814, the Duke of Wellington was abroad, leading the fight against Napoleon’s forces in Spain and Portugal. He did not deprive himself of female company. In 1810, he was said to publicly keep a mistress at headquarters. In April 1814, Napoleon was defeated and exiled to Elba. Wellington became the British ambassador to France, now rule...

    In 1818, the Duke of Wellington returned to England. He had a brief affair with Charlotte Greville, daughter of the Duke of Portland, in whose administration Wellington had served a decade earlier. Her husband soon persuaded her to give up the romance, but she and Wellington remained close friends and her son Algernon became Wellington’s private se...

    Kitty died on April 24, 1831, at Apsley House. During her final illness, Wellington was at her side. On one occasion, after being called to Kitty’s room, he returned with his face showing signs of emotion. After Kitty’s death, Wellington withdrew from social life for a month. He wrote to Harriet Arbuthnot: “I walk, play at tennis and ride and read ...

  3. Há 2 dias · Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as prime minister of the United Kingdom.

    • 1787–1852
    • Tory (until 1834), Conservative (1834 onwards)
  4. 7 de out. de 2012 · Arthur Wellesley, who became the Duke of Wellington in 1814, shared many things with aristocratic younger sons who chose military careers. Like many young officers separated from suitable prospective spouses for long periods of time during battles and campaigns, he longed for a wife of his own class.