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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), queen of George III. Though Charlotte was chosen unseen from lists of German princesses in 1761, her marriage to George III proved a great success. She was considered by many to be rather dull and distinctly plain, but George was devoted to her and their routine domestic life set a pattern for the future. She had little interest in political matters and was rarely accused of trying to influence her husband. Her fifteen children took up a great deal of her time and energy, but she was interested in music and literature. She cared for her husband during his long slide into insanity, though terrified by his occasional outbursts of violence. She predeceased him and was buried in November 1818 in St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Sue Minna Cannon

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