Here's the true inspiration behind Netflix's ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The time has finally come when 'Bridgerton' fans can rejoice as the spin-off series titled ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ graces everyone’s Netflix screens. Fans have had enough time away from their favorite royals, and no, we aren’t talking about King Charles here. ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ starring India Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, and Golda Rosheuvel, serves as a spin-off series of ‘Bridgerton’, an extremely popular series that lives rent-free in everyone’s mind.
As the title suggests, ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ is entirely about Queen Charlotte, her life, and her relations, both romantic and otherwise. This Netflix series will dive deep into her persona and portray instances from her life. This has definitely raised the common question of whether or not ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ is based on a true story, and the details are interesting!
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Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Now that might feel like a mouthful to pronounce, and frankly, we aren’t even attempting to, but you might want to get accustomed to it because ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ will be based on her life. She was German royalty, who went on to become the Queen of Great Britain and of Ireland at a very young age. The more you read about her, the more you understand why she was chosen as the perfect bride of King George III. If you think she was the bell of the ball like your favorite characters in ‘Bridgerton’, then you might have to give that another thought.
Queen Charlotte was the perfect example of shielded innocence mixed with beauty and brains, who was deemed suitable for King George III, and frankly, she didn’t have much of a say in the matter either. It also helped that she had absolutely no interest in politics, was more inclined toward the study of plants, and was an amateur botanist. Now, here is our favorite fun fact about Queen Charlotte -- she was the one who introduced the Christmas tree to England! How cool is that?
Queen Charlotte and King George III
Although the title ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ focuses mainly on the lady herself, a large chunk of this series will talk about the complicated, bittersweet love story between Queen Charlotte and King George III, because what’s a ‘Bridgerton’ story without a spoonful of cheeky romance? Now, it will be interesting to see how the Netflix series portrays this complex relationship, which started off a little rocky but soon blossomed into a romance where they barely spent any time apart, probably a valid reason that not many letters between the two existed.
We couldn’t call this necessarily a fun fact, but it’s definitely an interesting one. Queen Charlotte and King George III had fifteen children, all of whom Queen Charlotte gave birth to. There are many interesting things about Queen Charlotte and her journey, but this little fact often stands out when the couple is discussed!
Queen Charlotte has layers to her personality, life, marriage, and queenship, all of which may or may not be able to fit in six episodes, so Netflix will have to pick and choose some of the best and worst moments of her life. ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ will undoubtedly be a dramatized version of Queen Charlotte’s life but this series is expected to live up to its hype!
You can stream all episodes of ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ from May 4, 2023.