The Legend of George Rex
George Rex - Son of George III
For almost two centuries now people all around the world have been intrigued by the legend of George Rex, the founder and proprietor of Knysna. The story goes that George Rex was the illegitimate son of George III, Prince of Wales at the time, and a Quaker girl, Hannah Lightfoot.
The legend that is known by so many is that George Rex should have been king instead of George IV after George III died in 1820. And of course, if this is true a family other than the Windsors would be reigning England today.
On May 27, 1759, the Prince of Wales secretly married Hannah Lightfoot. They did this in a reserved ceremonious way in order that only a select few would know their secret to the end.
Once married Hannah Lightfoot was whisked away and hidden. Their mystery grew and nearly two hundred years later people are still searching for the rightful queen of England for that time.
Unravelling the story of George Rex and his parents is a storytellers dream. For generations parents and grandparents have told their offspring of their blue-blooded heritage, aligning them to the British throne, dating back to the Hanoverians.
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