Henry Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn
- Category : Notable-Famous-Royal-family
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
Prince of Great Britain, the sixth child of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and a younger brother of George III.
n 1768 at the fairly late age of 22, the Duke entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman and was sent to Corsica in HMS Venus. However, he returned in September when the ship was recalled following the French invasion of the Corsican Republic. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral the following year and Vice-Admiral in 1770.
The Duke's marriage to a commoner, the widow Anne Horton (or Houghton) (1743–1808), on 2 October 1771 caused a rift with the King, and was the catalyst for the Royal Marriages Act 1772 which forbids any descendant of George II to marry without the monarch's permission. There were no children from this marriage.
The Duke of Cumberland died in London on 18 September 1790. His widow died in 1808.