5th January 1818 - Prince Leopold, future king of Belgium visits Salisbury

Leopold_I_of_BelgiumOn 5th January 1818, Prince Leopold of Belgium, the future King Leopold I[1], visited Salisbury[2]

Leopold had married Princess Charlotte of Wales, the daughter of the future George IV, but she had died in 1817, shortly after mis-carrying.

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[1] There is one other Prince Leopold listed on the Wikipedia Prince Leopold disambiguation page who would have been about the right age to have visited Salisbury at this time - Leopold II, Prince of Lippe. However, the Northey source styles the Prince ‘His Serene Highness’. Leopold of Belgium was called this(link), and Leopold of Lippe (wasn’tlink), as far as I can see

[2] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt