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Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) was the wife of George III. They had 15 children during their marriage (13 survived into adulthood) and were fairly happy (aside from the extremely meddling mother-in-law.)

Charlotte developed a close friendship with Marie Antoinette and the two, having never met face to face, wrote to each other quite frequently. Upon the outbreak of the French Revolution, Charlotte prepared apartments for the refugee royal family of France- but they never came.

It’s interesting to compare the portraits of Queen Charlotte- you’ll notice that there’s something… well… off. Turns out that the good Queen had African ancestors and artists were specifically told to downplay these traits.

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