Princess Sophia (1777-1848) was the fifth daughter of King George III (1760-1820) and Queen Charlotte (1744-1818). As with her sisters she was very much overshadowed by her strong willed mother. She was both delicate and of nervous nature. Like her sister Augusta (1768-1840) she never married. After Queen Charlotte's death 1818 Princess Sophia moved to Kensington Palace and became close to the Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria's mother. Both she and the Duchess came under the influence of Sir John Conroy and after the Princess' death it became clear that he had misappropriated much of her money. In her later years she lived at Vicarage Place, Kensington. It was there that she died intestate on 27 May 1848. Following her death her executors had her jewellery and silver valued by Garrard, her finer furniture by a Mr. Owen and her household furniture and effects by Christie's. (R. Roberts ed., George III and Queen Charlotte, Patronage and Collecting and Court Taste, London, 2004, p. 388) A number of pieces with a royal provenance re-entered the Royal Collection and others were given to the four surviving siblings of the Princess. The remaining plate was sold by Garrard in November 1848. The household contents were sold by Christie's in December of that year and the library in the February following.