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[*] posted on 11.12.2016 at 08:24 AM
HRH Sophia Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth of England's 3Xs great-grannie, was a black woman


Queen Charlotte, Britain’s First Black Queen
Four things you may or may not know about the monarch.
Written By NewsOne Staff




After the overwhelming hate Meghan Markle, the rumored Black girlfriend of Prince Harry, received on social media following British media’s reports of their love affair, NewsOne thought it necessary to point out the African ancestry of Britain’s royal family––directly embodied by Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Here are four things you may or may not know about Britain’s first Black queen:



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1. Queen Charlotte, the eighth child of Duke Charles Louis Frederick and Elizabeth Albertine, was born on May 19, 1744, according to PBS Frontline. She descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a Black branch of the Portuguese Royal House, the report says. Queen Charlotte eventually married King George III and bore 15 children, 13 of whom survived, African-American Registry writes. She is the great, great, great-grandmother to Queen Elizabeth II.

2. Artists who depicted the Queen were told to downplay her African features for fear of revealing the monarch’s history of intermixing and inbreeding, writes Frontline: “The Negroid characteristics of the Queen’s portraits certainly had political significance since artists of that period were expected to play down, soften or even obliterate undesirable features in a subject’s face.” She was an avid supporter of the arts and a novice botanist, and helped found Kew Gardens, a leading institution in plant biology, according to the Registry.

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3. Johann Christian Bach was reportedly a friend and supporter of Queen Charlotte, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dedicated his Opus 3 in her honor, the Registry writes.

4. Queen Charlotte died on November 17, 1818, but her legacy lives on in America-––the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, or the “Queen City,” is named in her honor, according to the Atlanta Black Star.

SOURCE: PBS Frontline, African-American Registry, Atlanta Black Star | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: YouTube



http://newsone.com/3584484/meet-queen-charlotte-first-black-queen-of-britain/




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Artists who depicted the Queen were told to downplay her African features for fear of revealing the monarch’s history of intermixing and inbreeding, writes Frontline: “The Negroid characteristics of the Queen’s portraits certainly had political significance since artists of that period were expected to play down, soften or even obliterate undesirable features in a subject’s face.”


Click on the link to see the portrait of Charlotte with her African features "downplayed." :lol: She must not have had ANY white features for she looks totally black!

Born in 1744/died in 1818? In other words, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Sophia Charlotte was Queen of England during SLAVERY! Her husband, George III was the King the Star Spangled Banner was written about as well as the King George the American colonies revolted against! Well, no wonder she eventually went mad. Everyone she encountered who looked like her was a slave during her lifetime.

Course you'd think giving birth to 15 kids (George went to the well a lot!), she should have had some kind of influence over her scummy hubbie. :dunno:




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