Queen Charlotte’s parents were Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708–1752) and Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713-1761).
They were both members of the German nobility, and their marriage produced nine children, of whom Charlotte was the youngest.
Who was Queen Charlotte?
Charlotte was born Sophie Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz on May 19, 1744, in Mirow, Germany.
Her father was Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and her mother was Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Charlotte had eight siblings.
Marriage to King George III
At the age of 17, in 1761, Charlotte married King George III of England. The couple had fifteen children, with nine sons surviving to adulthood.
Charlotte actively fulfilled the roles of a devoted wife and mother, playing a crucial part in the upbringing of her children.