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  2. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz - Wikipedia

    Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Sophia Charlotte; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland as the wife of King George III from their marriage on 8 September 1761 until her death in 1818.

  3. Who was Queen Charlotte—and was she really Britain’s first ...

    When 17-year-old Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz caught her first glimpse of the London palace that was to be her home in 1761, she turned pale. She was set to become Queen of Great...

  4. Charlotte | queen of England | Britannica

    Charlotte, original name Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, (born May 19, 1744—died November 17, 1818), queen consort of George III of England. In 1761 she was selected unseen after the British king asked for a review of all eligible German Protestant princesses.

  5. Queen Charlotte and King George III's Family Tree Explained

    Queen Charlotte, born Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on May 19, 1744, was the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Princess Elizabeth Albertina of...

  6. Five Things to Know About Queen Charlotte | Smart News ...

    Five Things to Know About Queen Charlotte. Before Meghan Markle, the late 18th-century Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz may have been the country’s first biracial royal

  7. Queen Charlotte: Was She The First Black Queen Of England?

    She came into the world on May 19, 1744, as Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a northern German territory that at the time was part of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1761, when she turned 17, Princess Sophia was betrothed — rather unexpectedly — to the King of England, George III.

  8. The True Story Behind Netflix's Queen Charlotte - TIME

    The character of Charlotte is based on Princess Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a figure whose racial identity has been in question for decades.

  9. Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte: The Real Story Of The Wife Of ...

    Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz arrived in Britain as a teenager to marry King George III, and theirs would become a marriage of deep affection and domesticity, with celebrated Georgians flocking to their court. Yet hers was also a life increasingly blighted by tragedy.