Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Queen Consort of George Iii
Female
Born May 19, 1744
Hometown Duchy of Mecklenb...
Died Nov 17, 1818
Death Place London

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the Queen consort of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George III. She was also the electress consort of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until the promotion of her husband to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814, which made her Queen consort of Hanover. Queen Charlotte was a patroness of the arts, known to Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, among others.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1744 Birth Sophia Charlotte was born on 19 May 1744. … Read More
1753 9 Years Old She was a granddaughter of Adolf Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, by his third wife, Christiane Emilie Antonie, Princess of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. Her father's elder half brother reigned from 1708 to 1753 as Adolf Friedrich III. … Read More

TEENAGE

1761 17 Years Old 1 More Event
The King announced to his Council in July 1761, according to the usual form, his intention to wed the Princess, and Lord Hardwicke was despatched to Mecklenburg to solicit her hand in the King's name. … Read More
1762 18 Years Old Despite this the marriage was a success, and on 12 August 1762, the Queen gave birth to her first child, the Prince of Wales, who would later become King George IV. … Read More

FORTIES

1788 44 Years Old Up until 1788, portraits of Charlotte often depict her in maternal poses with her children, and she looks young and contented. … Read More
1789 45 Years Old The French Revolution of 1789 probably added to the strain that Charlotte felt. … Read More

FIFTIES

1801 57 Years Old The Queen's arms changed twice to mirror the changes in her husband's arms, once in 1801 and then again in 1816. A funeral hatchment displaying the Queen's full coat of arms painted in 1818, is on display at Kew Palace. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1811 67 Years Old …  While her son, the Prince Regent, wielded the royal power, she was her husband's legal guardian from 1811 until her death in 1818. … Read More
1812 68 Years Old It is believed she did not visit him again after June 1812.
1814 70 Years Old …  She was also the electress consort of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until the promotion of her husband to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814, which made her Queen consort of Hanover. … Read More
1818 75 Years Old Died on November 17, 1818.
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