A large portion of her household income was given to charitable causes.
She also treated the young Princess Victoria of Kent (William's heir presumptive and later Queen Victoria) with kindness, despite her own inability to produce an heir and the open hostility between William and Victoria's mother, the Dowager Duchess of Kent.
Princess Charlotte was second in line to the throne: had she outlived her father and grandfather, she would have become Queen.
Her father was George I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen; and her mother was Luise Eleonore, daughter of Prince Christian of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
She was titled Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Duchess in Saxony with the style Serene Highness from her birth until the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), when the entire House of Wettin was raised to the style of Highness.
While there were rumours of pregnancies well into William's reign (dismissed by the King as "damned stuff"), they seem to have been without basis.
At the time of their marriage, William was not heir-presumptive to the throne, but became so when his brother Frederick, Duke of York, died childless in 1827.
The King and Adelaide were crowned on 8 September 1831 at Westminster Abbey.
Adelaide was deeply religious and took the service very seriously.Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, is named after her.Adelaide was born on 13 August 1792 at Meiningen, Thuringia, Germany.Adelaide was a princess from an unimportant German state, but William had a limited choice of available princesses and, after deals with other candidates fell through, a marriage to Adelaide was arranged.The allowance proposed was slashed by Parliament, and the outraged Duke considered calling off the marriage.; 13 August 1792 – 2 December 1849) was the queen consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover as spouse of William IV of the United Kingdom.