200th anniversary of the death of Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the death at Kew Palace of Queen Charlotte of Great Britain and Hanover.

To mark the anniversary a celebration of her life was held in the Mirow Palace’s Great Hall. During the service the historian Sandra Lembke delivered an hour long lecture on the life of Queen Charlotte for the assembled guests, who were also treated to a musical performance by a string orchestra including a rendition of ‘God Save the Queen’.

The Queen was born on 19 May 1744 at the Lower Palace in Mirow as a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the daughter of Duke Carl and his wife Princess Elizabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen. She was married on 8 September 1761 to King George III of Great Britain with whom she had 15 children.