I love this! Not where I am planning to go with this TL but....wait....a TL based on a PoD from another TL? Has that ever happened?Now I have the following scene in my head - far far too melodramatic to be real - but perhaps not that unrealistic given the stories or Caroline of Brunswick hammering on the doors to Westminster during her husband's coronation.
It's some time after the current timeframe of your TL and Queen Louise dies, this means the ultimatum that the Dowager Duchess of Kent cannot return to Britain whilst the Queen is alive has ended. It is the Queens funeral.
Drina is sat with her FitzClarence cousins and her Uncle and Aunt, when the door to the chapel is flung open the Dowager Duchess enters. Heads turn, and one of the FitzClarence girls (perhaps Amelia, as she was the youngest) whispers to Drina, "Who is that?"
"Dear God, that's my mother ..."
Thank you so much for your comments, I really appreciate this feedback! It's great to see people engaging with the TL and giving their opinions of the characters, it helps me when I come to write new installments. Thanks again!I’m far from an expert on British royals or court drama, but this is very well-written and the narrative is both detailed and engaging. I also liked the section about Pepke, and I hope he’ll be able to keep the Queen reasonably happy and avoid being the subject of any more nasty court drama. Even though her attitude is clearly causing problems at court, I can understand her frustration at having to grin and bear her husband’s infidelity and lacking a true support network of her own. Louise’s actions make her unlikeable, but she isn’t just a monster with cruelty as her one defining trait.
Thanks so much! I wasn't sure if I would continue this past 1827 but I spent the last few days reworking the Royal Family trees of Europe into the modern day. My plan at the moment is to continue this TL past George IV up until 2021 if possible but I might diverge a little into mini biographies of some of the key figures/other Royal Houses to see how they were affected by the absence of Queen Victoria from the OTL.I'm just waiting for more, and hoping you continue this past King George IV's reign...