Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Queen Consort of George Iii

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.


1744 Birth Sophia Charlotte was born on 19 May 1744. … Read More


1760 16 Years Old Her upbringing has been compared to that of a daughter to an aristocratic landowner at his country estate: she was given some education in botany, natural history and language, but the focus of her education was on household subjects by a governess and religion by a priest, and it was not until after her brother succeeded to the throne in 1760 that she had experience of royal duties and court life. … Read More
…  She was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from her marriage in 1761 until the union of the two kingdoms in 1801, after which she was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1818. … Read More
1762 18 Years Old Less than a year after the marriage, 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


When the King had a first, temporary, bout of mental illness in 1765, Charlotte was kept unaware of the situation by her mother-in-law and Lord Bute.


1788 44 Years Old During the 1788 illness of the King, there was a conflict between the Queen and the Prince of Wales, who were both suspected of desiring to assume the Regency, should the illness of the King become permanent resulting in him being declared unfit to rule. … Read More
1789 45 Years Old The Queen used this Bill when she refused the Prince of Wales permission to see the King alone, even well after he had been declared sane again in the spring of 1789. … Read More
1791 47 Years Old Queen Charlotte and the Prince of Wales finally reconciled, on her initiative, in March 1791. … Read More
1792 48 Years Old From 1792, she found some relief from her worry about her husband by planning the gardens and decoration of a new residence for herself, Frogmore House, in Windsor Home Park.


1804 60 Years Old From 1804 onward, when the King displayed a declining mental health, Queen Charlotte slept in a separate bedroom, had her meals separated from him, and avoided seeing him alone. … Read More
1811 67 Years Old …  While her son, the Prince Regent, wielded the royal power, she was her spouse's legal guardian from 1811 until her death in 1818. … Read More
1814 70 Years Old During the Regency of her son, Queen Charlotte continued to fill her role as first lady in royal representation because of the estrangement of the Prince Regent and his spouse. As such, she functioned as the hostess by the side of her son at official receptions, such as the festivities given in London to celebrate the defeat of Emperor Napoleon in 1814. … Read More
1816 72 Years Old …  In fact, Christian Friedrich Freiherr von Stockmar was personal physician not to Queen Charlotte, but to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1816, at the time of Leopold's marriage to Princess Charlotte of the United Kingdom. … Read More
1817 73 Years Old After having attended a reception in London 29 April 1817, she was jeered by a crowd. … Read More
1818 75 Years Old Died on November 17, 1818.
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