"In 1814, William became briefly engaged with Princess Charlotte of Wales, only daughter of the Prince Regent, later George IV of the United Kingdom and his estranged wife Caroline of Brunswick. The engagement was arranged by the Prince Regent, but it was broken because Charlotte's mother was against the marriage and because Charlotte did not want to move to the Netherlands." What if they did get married? If Charlotte does not die she was poised to inherit the throne of the UK, the Charlotten(sp?) age instead of the Victorian age. I think the constitution of the Netherlands prevented personal unions, and Britain did not want to become entangled in continental affairs, but could this marriage bring these two countries closer together anyway? The British Empire was never formally declared, if it was could the Netherlands become one Kingdom in it alongside England, Scotland, and whatever else? Seems unlikely, but not completely impossible And how about the Congress of Vienna? With their connection to Britain strengthened would the Netherlands end up gaining more territory? Perhaps some of the Rhineland? If both the Netherlands and Hanover have strong British connections, could they together somehow form the nucleus of a unified Germany? This idea seems difficult as well, and even more difficult combined with the British Empire being formalized and including the Netherlands. It seems like the most likely and most boring answer would be that George IV divorces Charlotte's mother, remarries, and tries to sire a son. Hopefully we can come up with more interesting scenarios than that. What do you guys think? What is likely? What crazy ideas might be possible, even if unlikely?