1728 Princess Amelia Sophia, Princess Royal Anne, and Princess Caroline Elizabeth by Philip Mercier (all three at the Hertford Magistrates' Court - Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK)

These portraits of Queen Caroline's daughters show formal dress that can be dated to 1728.

Princess Royal Anne (center) married. Images of her and a link to a biographical article can be seen here. Princess Amelia Sophia (left) did not marry, nor did Caroline Elizabeth (right). An image of Princess Amelia can be seen here.

From tumblr.com-search-18th+century; size fixed at 38.55 cm high at 28.35 pixels/cm.

1728 Princess Amelia Sophia, Princess Royal Anne, and Princess Caroline Elizabeth by Philip Mercier (all three at the Hertford Magistrates' Court - Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK) From tumblr.com-search-18th+century size fixed

Only Amelia's dress has what appears to be a bertha, all have scoop (not square) necklines, vee waistlines and bell-shaped full skirts. All wear the sort of forward and back flared lace engageantes that would persist for decades more.

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