QUEEN Charlotte is one of Bridgerton fans favorite characters.
The fiery queen is often spotted sniffing a substance that has left fans of the popular Netflix show stunned.
What is Queen Charlotte sniffing around Bridgerton?
While fans of the hit show are wondering if the Queen is seriously addicted to drugs, she’s actually sniffing snuff.
Snuff is a form of smokeless tobacco intended to be inhaled through the nose.
It was particularly popular at the time and came in a variety of flavors that give the user a hint of nicotine with a light scent or taste.
Queen Charlotte even had the nickname “Snuffy Charlotte” due to her snuff habit.
Who plays Queen Charlotte at Bridgerton?
Queen Charlotte is portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel, a 52-year-old Guyanese-British actress and singer.
Her stage credits include Porgy and Bess, Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Angels in America, Bad Girls: The Musical and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Her on-screen credits include Lady Macbeth (2016), Luther (2010) and Silent Witness (1996).
Is Queen Charlotte based on a real person?
Queen Charlotte’s character is based on an interesting historical figure, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
She was the youngest daughter of Duke Karl Ludwig Friedrich of Mecklenburg, Prince of Mirow, and the North German Princess Elisabeth Albertine of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
In 1761, at the age of 17, she came to England to marry King George III.
The king is said to have chosen her because he expected that a princess from a small German duchy would have little interest in politics.
It is believed that he even told her not to interfere in state affairs.
Although she spoke no English when she arrived in England, Charlotte learned quickly and gradually began to exert political influence through the king.
She gave birth to a total of 15 children, two of whom died before adulthood.
The couple’s eldest son, George, Prince of Wales, succeeded his father in 1811 due to George’s poor mental and physical health.
Charlotte oversaw the design of Queen’s Lodge at the Royal Windsor estate and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage at Kew Gardens.
She kept abreast of the latest political developments and discreetly voiced her opinions on issues such as recommendations for posts.
The Regency Bill of 1789 stated that the Prince of Wales would act as regent if the king became permanently insane, but also placed the king, his court and his minor children under the guardianship of the queen.
Charlotte died at the Dutch House in Surrey (now known as Kew Palace) holding her eldest son’s hand.
At 57 years and 70 days, she was the second longest-serving consort in British history, after Prince Philip.
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