RepositoryRoyal Archives
CollectionQueen Charlotte
TitleLetters of Charlotte, Queen Consort to George III
Date1761 - 1819
Official letters, 1762-1818
Letters and correspondence, [1761] - 1818
Probate records, 1818-[1819]
Miscellaneous, [1761 - 1819]
Extent3 volumes, 406 documents
Admin HistoryBorn 19 May 1744, Sophie Charlotte (known as Charlotte) was the second daughter to Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1708–1752) and his wife, Elizabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713–1761).

At the age of 17, Charlotte was selected to be the wife of George III, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, by virtue of her Protestant beliefs and good character. Before arriving in England on 8 September 1741, Charlotte spoke German and French but no English. During their lengthy marriage, Charlotte bore George 15 children, 13 of whom survived to adulthood.

Charlotte predeceased her husband dying 17 November 1818
Custodial_HistoryThese documents are believed to have been part of the original Apsley House acquisition
ArrangementThese records were brought together during cataloguing Summer 2016
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