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Adelaide, daughter of George, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, was born in 1792. and married in 1818 William, Duke of Clarence, thus becoming Queen Consort of England 1830. Though much younger than the king, her strong character and sound common sense enabled her to exercise a powerful influence over him. On his death the queen dowager was treated with the utmost respect and affection by her niece, Queen Victoria, and enjoyed a very wide popularity. She died in 1849.