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 September 1761 St. James's Palace, London, Englandmarriage arranged by parents
to George III of the United Kingdom
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 was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from their marriage 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.

Queen Charlotte was a patroness of the arts and an amateur botanist, who helped expand Kew Gardens. George III and Charlotte had 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood. She was distressed by her husband's bouts of physical illness and insanity, which became permanent in later life and resulted in their eldest son being appointed Prince Regent in 1810.

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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), pg. 169.
  2. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sources conflict on the form of her name.