England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744

England’s First Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte Born 1744
by GDN Shared Post May 21, 2018

Queen Charlotte – Portrait by Sir Allan Ramsay. 1769.

Princess Sophie Charlotte was born in 1744. She was the first black queen of England and the last queen of America. She reigned during the American revolution and was our queen before we became independent. Charlotte NC is named after her.

Queen Charlotte, the actual first bi-racial member of royalty, also happens to be Prince Harry’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. That’s right. She’s Queen Victoria’s grandmother. 

Many of the portraits portray her as very fair skinned, which was the fashion of the time. She most likely was highly powdered to appear more “fashionable”.  18th century skin lightening was lead based. Although this era was known as the Age of Enlightenment, most fashionable men and women poisoned themselves with red and white lead make-up and powder.

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  • Bal  On May 28, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Strange none of the British newspaper or broadcaster carried this story!!!
    Is it true?

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