George William Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) was the only son of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1744-1850), and grandson of George III. He served for many years as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army. He took seriously his duties as a member of the royal family, which were particularly heavy following the death of his cousin Queen Victoria's husband. In 1847, he secretly married the actress Louisa Fairbrother, who became known as Mrs. Fitz-George. Their children bore the name of Fitz-George. Another pair of entree dishes sold in these Rooms 19 April 2002, lot 358.