King George II
Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737), wife of King George II of Great Britain. A master politician, even her hostile father-in-law, George I, accorded her grudging respect & admiration. George II had affairs, but he deeply loved Caroline and treasured her as his right hand. On her death bed, she told him to re-marry. The king refused, telling her that he would, instead, "take mistresses". That was George's bumbling way of assuring Caroline that no woman would ever take her place. No one ever did.
George, 2nd Earl Harcourt, his wife Elizabeth, and brother William, by Joshua Reynolds, 1780. The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. This remarkable state portrait was painted in 1780–1781 and shows the couple in coronation robes and with coronets. The third figure, which appears to have been inserted at a late stage in the execution of the picture, is Lord Harcourt's brother, William. He was a colonel in the 16th Light Dragoons and wears the uniform of an aide de camp to King George III.