This Queen Who Was Once an Unknown Princess: The Story of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
- She was born in 1744 - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was born on May 19, 1744 in Hanover, Germany. She was the daughter of Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg and his wife Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
- She was married to King George III in 1761 - Charlotte was married to King George III of England on September 8, 1761, at the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace. This was a political marriage; the two had never met before.
- She was a beloved queen - Charlotte was a beloved queen and was known for her kindness, intelligence and wit. She was a great patron of the arts and sciences and was instrumental in the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
- She had 15 children - Charlotte and George had 15 children together, 13 of whom survived to adulthood. These included George IV, William IV, and Victoria, the eventual Queen of England.
- She was a strong leader - Charlotte was a strong leader and was known to take part in political discussions. She was a great supporter of her husband and acted as regent during his bouts of madness.
- She died in 1818 - Charlotte died on November 17, 1818 at the age of 74. She was buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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