Netflix’s latest show, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, is set to be released on May 4.
It will focus on the love story between Queen Charlotte and King George III. However, people are questioning whether the story portrayed is true or not.
This series is a prequel to the first two seasons of Bridgerton, and some familiar faces such as Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton will be returning.
Is Queen Charlotte, A Bridgerton Story true?
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is based on the life of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who lived in England during the 18th century.
The show portrays her marriage to King George III, which occurred in September 1761, and their coronation was held later that month.
Historians do not know for sure what race Queen Charlotte was, but many believe she was biracial since she descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, the Black branch of the Portuguese Royal House.
What do we know about the real Queen Charlotte?
In real life, Queen Charlotte had 15 children, and 13 of them survived until adulthood. She was a big animal lover and brought two Pomeranians with her when she moved to England.
These dogs, named Phoebe and Mercury, can be seen in her royal portrait painted by Thomas Gainsborough.
Queen Charlotte passed away in November 1818 at age 74, over a year before her husband, and was buried at Windsor Castle in St George’s Chapel. She is known as the longest-serving female consort in British history.
Who plays Queen Charlotte in the Netflix series?
There are two actresses who portray Queen Charlotte in the Netflix series. Golda Rosheuvel plays the older version of Queen Charlotte, who was seen in previous Bridgerton seasons.
India Ria Amarteifio plays the younger Queen Charlotte, who has just married King George III.
Rosheuvel mentioned in an interview that she feels proud that Queen Charlotte has become a fan favorite and that Netflix and Shonda Rhimes wanted to dive deeper into her character.
The actresses never filmed their scenes together, except for the last one in episode six, but Rosheuvel praised Amarteifio for doing an amazing job.