Today we're featuring Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was the first black Queen of England. She was married to King George lll. There was a lot of speculation about her ancestry, however, it was discovered that Queen Charlotte was a direct descendant of Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal Family. The Queen made many contributions in addition to establishing Kew Gardens and introducing the first Christmas tree to England.
S/B: Charlotte, NC; Charlotte Town, Canada; Fort Charlotte, St. Vincent, West Indies and Queen Charlotte Maternity Hospital in Enland are named after her. #WomensHistoryMonth #MadisonGems