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  1. 13 de ene. de 2023 · Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom - Despite the many candidates, the princess never married. Though there were rumors of a relationship with an army general, Princess Augusta Sophia remained single her entire life, until she died in 1840, aged 71.

    • Early Life
    • Marriage
    • Life as Queen
    • Interests and Patronage
    • Relations with Marie Antoinette
    • Husband's Illness
    • Death
    • Legacy
    • Claims of African Ancestry
    • Notes

    Sophia Charlotte was born on 19 May 1744. She was the youngest daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708–1752; known as "Prince of Mirow") and of his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713–1761). Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a small north-German duchy in the Holy Roman Empire. The children of Duke Ch...

    When King George III succeeded to the throne of Great Britain upon the death of his grandfather, George II, he was 22 years old and unmarried. His mother and advisors were anxious to have him settled in marriage. The 17-year-old Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz appealed to him as a prospective consort partly because she had been brought u...

    Upon her wedding day, Charlotte spoke no English. She was, however, quick to learn English, albeit speaking with a strong German accent. It was noted by many observers that she was "ugly". "She is timid at first but talks a lot, when she is among people she knows", said one observer.:17 In 1767, Francis Cotes drew a pastel of Queen Charlotte with h...

    King George III and Queen Charlotte were music connoisseurs with German tastes, who gave special honour to German artists and composers. They were passionate admirers of the music of George Frideric Handel. In April 1764, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then aged eight, arrived in Britain with his family as part of their grand tour of Europe and remained ...

    The French Revolution of 1789 probably added to the strain that Charlotte felt. Queen Charlotte and Queen Marie Antoinette of France and Navarre kept a close relationship. Charlotte was 11 years older than Marie Antoinette, yet they shared many interests, such as their love of music and the arts, in which they both enthusiastically took an interest...

    After the onset of his permanent madness in 1811, George III was placed under the guardianship of his wife in accordance with the Regency Bill of 1789. She could not bring herself to visit him very often, due to his erratic behaviour and occasional violent reactions. It is believed she did not visit him again after June 1812. However, Charlotte rem...

    The Queen died in the presence of her eldest son, the Prince Regent, who was holding her hand as she sat in an armchair at the family's country retreat, Dutch House in Surrey (now known as Kew Palace). She was buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Her husband died just over a year later. She is the second longest-serving consort in British ...

    Places named after her include the Queen Charlotte Islands (now known as Haida Gwaii) in British Columbia, Canada, and Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii; Queen Charlotte Sound (not far from the Haida Gwaii Islands); Queen Charlotte Bay in West Falkland; Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand; several fortifications, including Fort Charl...

    According to Mario de Valdes y Cocom, Charlotte may have had African ancestry, via descent from Margarita de Castro e Souza, a 15th-century Portuguese noblewoman, who traced her ancestry to King Afonso III of Portugal (1210–1279) and one of his mistresses, Madragana (c. 1230–?). In a 2009 episode of the PBS TV series, Frontline, Valdes speculated t...

    Queen consort of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801 onwards, following the Acts of Union 1800.
    Queen consort of Hanover from 12 October 1814 onwards.
    References
    Wurlitzer, Bernd; Sucher, Kerstin (2010). Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Mit Rügen und Hiddensee, Usedom, Rostock und Stralsund. Trescher Verlag. p. 313. ISBN 3897941635.
  2. 7 de ene. de 2023 · Son of George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Husband of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Partner of Madame de Saint-Laurent Ex-partner of Adelaide Dubus Father of Adelaide Victoria Augusta Dubus and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Empress of India Brother of George IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ...

  3. 16 de ene. de 2023 · The new countess, who changed her professional name to Sophie Wessex, was noted for being down-to-earth and self-confident, and she was viewed as someone who might help the royal family’s image, which had suffered following the 1997 death of Prince Charles’s first wife, Diana, princess of Wales.

  4. 18 de ene. de 2023 · An important father figure to the orphaned princess was her uncle Leopold, her mother’s brother, who lived at Claremont, near Esher, Surrey, until he became king of the Belgians in 1831. Victoria’s childhood was made increasingly unhappy by the machinations of the duchess of Kent’s advisor, Sir John Conroy.

  5. 5 de ene. de 2023 · The Elector was the son of Sophia of Hanover, granddaughter of James VI and I and first cousin and heir presumptive to Queen Anne of Great Britain. However, Sophia died before Anne at age 83 in June 1714, which elevated the Elector to heir-presumptive; Queen Anne died on 1 August the same year, and Sophia's son became King George I.