Hello again Frank and everyone else,
just being nosey I tipped '1798 Princes Frederica of Prussia' into 'easy search' (Noah's Arc sponsored links !!) and came up with a bag of worms.
It seems that there was more inbreeding and intrigue back then than even I had suspected. Three times married to cousins and aunties with mistresses on the side was common place. After a (for me) longish search the only reference to Princess Fredericia of Prussia and the Duke of York that I could find referred to a goblet, presented as a gift:
„This stately ceremonial goblet was a gift to Frederica Sayers from her godmother for whom she was named, Princess Frederica of Prussia, wife of Prince Frederick Augustus, duke of York, the second son of King George II of Great Britain“.
At the end of the day I simply have to conclude that many 'historical facts' are no more than 'wishful thinking'. The more that archaeologists and scientists uncover about the past the less we can rely on that what we were taught as kids. The only truth is 'here and now' and the only people worth risking your own life for are your mates, not God or the church, not for Queen and country, not for romantic ideals of Saint George, King Arthur, or Robin Hood ! (See Dusty's and Trevor's posts).
Respect the units in which you served because that's where most of us met our 'true friends' and enjoy the fairy tales of yore as a good yarn because they are little more.
Look after yourselves and your mates and beggar the rest !
PS I would be hopping mad about Rick's suggestion