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This was a follower request! Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway (1751-1775). What a tragic life! As you may or may not know, the movie “A Royal Affair” (2012) was based on her life, and played by the beautiful Alicia Vikander (who just won an oscar for The Danish Girl). I am embarrassed to say- I have not seen either movie, but hoping to catch up this weekend.

Back to Caroline. Ouch. She is described as being attractive enough for men to look, but not enough for women to gossip. What? Well, if you look at her portraits- the artists were not very kind. Her appearance ranges from sweet & innocent to deformed & obese.

Her story is not unusual for the times- married a King with mental illness, had an affair with his doctor, was thrown in jail for adultery, lost her kids, and exiled. Scandal, jealousy, madness, and greed.

I highly recommend this in-depth article on her life: http://scandalouswoman.blogspot.com/2011/02/scandalous-royal-romance-of-caroline.html

And there’s a GREAT mini movie here – but I strongly recommend you have the pause button ready because it moves to quickly to read the text. It’s fantastic (I’m a sucker for the great music choices) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFWdYCn6M5w