Person:Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1)

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz _____
d.17 Nov 1818 Kew, Surrey, England
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz _____
Alt Name[1][3] Queen Consort Charlotte Sophie _____
Alt Name Queen Charlotte _____
Alt Name Sophia Charlotte van Mecklenburg Strelitz _____
Gender Female
Birth[1] 19 May 1744 Mirow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany
Marriage 8 Sep 1761 St. James's Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmarriage arranged by parents
to George III _____, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Death[1] 17 Nov 1818 Kew, Surrey, England Kew Palace
Reference Number? Q161159?

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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Sophia Charlotte; 19 May 1744 – 17 November 1818) was the wife of King George III. She served as Queen of Great Britain and Queen of Ireland from her wedding 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. She was also the Electress of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until the promotion of her husband to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814, after which she was also queen consort of Hanover.

Charlotte was a patron of the arts and an amateur botanist who helped expand Kew Gardens. She was distressed by her husband's bouts of physical and mental illness, which became permanent in later life and resulted in their eldest son's appointment as Prince Regent in 1811. George III and Charlotte had 15 children in total, 13 of whom survived to adulthood. She was the mother of two future British monarchs, George IV and William IV. Her other children included Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, and Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Beatty, Michael A. The English Royal Family of America: from Jamestown to the American Revolution. (McFarland, 2003)
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  2. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sources conflict on the form of her name.