Did Dr Desailly know too much about the Royals back in Regency times.
Was this why he and his wife were banished to the colonies never to return to England?
I’ve learned his secret and I’ve disclosed all in my new paperback book.
What were Dr Desailly and his wife doing in this antipodean outpost of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)?
“They held no official position, nor were they of the free settlers who were beginning to trickle into the colony,” wrote Mabel Hookey in a rare, limited-edition book published over 50 years ago. “They did not swell the ranks of those unfortunates [convicts] who had left their country for their country’s good, nor were they political exiles.
“A vessel under special charter brought them to Van Diemen’s Land, and they always had plenty of money, derived from a mysterious pension, paid regularly and with great secrecy. . It was whispered that Dr Desailly’s English practice had been at the court of George IV, and that his beautiful wife had been a Lady in Waiting to Queen Caroline. “
I know Dr Desailly’s Royal secret and you can read the full story HERE.
Could it possibly have had anything to do with the divorce proceedings between George IV and Queen Caroline?
Did his closely guarded secret have everything to do with children of the Prince of Wales? Maybe legitimate children from his secret marriage to Maria Fitzherbert? If so, where were they? Absolutely nothing is known of them.
Were they conveniently dispatched on a Third Fleet ship of all-female convicts that set sail for Australia in 1791?
So where are they?
Maybe I know.
His secret died with him.
Or so it was thought – until now.
That and more is revealed in my book ‘The Great Regency Cover-Up’.‘
Love and peace.
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