Queen Charlotte of England, 1863 portrait *Princess Sophie Charlotte was born on this date in 1744. She was the second Black Queen of England. Philippa of Hainault was the first Black Queen of England. Charlotte was the eighth child of the Prince of Mirow, Germany, Charles Louis Frederick, and his wife, Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
Sophie Charlotte was born at the Possenhofen Castle, the residence of her paternal family, the Dukes in Bavaria. She was a daughter of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria. The ninth of ten children born to her parents, she was known as Sopherl within the family.
Princess Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg-Bayreuth ( Sophie Charlotte Albertine; 27 July 1713 – 2 March 1747), was a German noblewoman member of the House of Hohenzollern and by marriage Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach . Born in Weferlingen, she was the fourth of five children born from the marriage of George Frederick Charles, Margrave of ...
21 de may. de 2018 · Princess Sophie Charlotte was born in 1744. She was the first bi-racial queen of England and the last queen of America. Portrait painters of the royal family were expected to play down or soften Queen Charlotte’s African features. She reigned during the American revolution and was our queen before we became independent.
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Sophia Charlotte (or "Lotte") was born on 2 February 1879 in the dynastic residence Oldenburg Castle in Oldenburg, Germany. She was the eldest child of Frederick Augustus, the then Hereditary Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg and his wife Elisabeth Anna of Prussia. Sophia Charlotte had a younger sister named Margaret, but she died young. S...
On 27 February 1906, Sophia Charlotte married Prince Eitel in Berlin. The wedding fell on the anniversary of the Emperor and Empress's silver wedding, which amplified the event considerably. The wedding had 1,500 guests, which included many members of Germany's royal families. Sophia Charlotte wore a four-yard long dress that was made of pearl whit...
After many rumors of potential husbands circulated after her divorce (including the aforementioned Baron von Plettenberg), Sophia Charlotte married in 1927 Harald von Hedemann, a former Potsdam police officer. He was forty and she was forty-eight. Despite his low status, the wedding was held at the grand ducal palace at Rastede Castle, and was atte...
Sophia Charlotte was well-educated and was brought up with a quiet and unworldly upbringing. She was a good linguist and musician.She was also a talented water-colour painter. There were concerns of her well-being in Sophia Charlotte's youth, as her mother had suffered from ill health. By traveling to spa resorts and residing in warm weather howeve...Le Queux, William (1918). Love Intrigues of the Kaiser's Sons. New York: John Lane Company. ASIN B000Q9PC62.Radziwill, Catherine (1915). The Royal Marriage Market of Europe. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company. ISBN 1-112-56551-5.Schwering, Axel von (1915). The Berlin Court Under William II. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd. ISBN 1-112-10547-6.
Mother. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Princess Sophia (Sophia Matilda; 3 November 1777 – 27 May 1848) was the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Sophia is perhaps best known for the rumours surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to whom she gave birth as a young woman.