Historic cartoons ridiculing British royals

A Kew Palace exhibition “reveals Georgian era satirists’ cruel depiction of newlywed princes and princesses.”

The book George III: A Life in Caricature by Kenneth Baker is a collection of caricatures of the highly unpopular King George III, many reproduced for the first time. (200 color illustrations.)

Below, an example of Georgian royal caricature. This 1787 cartoon (from the United States Library of Congress) depicts Britain’s King George III (at right, dressed as a woman); his wife, Queen Charlotte; and their son the Prince of Wales feasting on food symbolizing gold coins. Source: Wikimedia Commons. According to Wikimedia, this image is in the public domain.

Monstrous Craws by James Gillray

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