Meet Charlotte the 1st Queen of England who was a 'Black' woman

Meet Charlotte the 1st Queen of England who was a 'Black' woman

- Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the 1st Black Queen of England

- The Queen was Black by virtue of being a descendant of a Black King Alfonso III who took a Black concubine and birthed 3 children with her

- The wedding between Charlotte and King George III that made Charlotte a Black Queen took place on September 8, 1761

Our Manifesto: This is what believes in

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, originally named Sophie Charlotte was the first Queen of England who emerged from Africa. reports that the Queen was born on May 19, 1744.

Queen Charlotte was the last daughter of Princess Elizabeth Albertine Saxe-Hildburghausen and Duke Charles Louis Frederick of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, otherwise known as Prince of Mirow.

READ ALSO: US government's website breached by suspected Iranian hackers (Photos)

The Queen was Black because she was a descendant of a branch of a Portuguese royal family that was Black. Specifically, Queen Charlotte came from Alfonso III and his concubine, Ourana, who was a black Moor.

It happened in the 13th century when Alfonso III seized a town named Faro and placed a request that the governor of Faro’s daughter become his concubine.

His request was successful and Alfonso III together with the concubine gave birth to three children.

READ ALSO: Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o stirs the internet wearing dress worth ¢30,000

When she was only 17, a marriage was arranged between Charlotte and King George III. At the age of 22, King George inherited the throne after the death of his grandfather which made Queen Charlotte become the first Black Queen of England.

The wedding took place on September 8, 1761, after Charlotte spent several months at sea travelling from Germany to London.

On August 12, 1762, the King and Queen welcomed their first child, a son, the Prince of Wales who later became King George IV.

READ ALSO: You'll never get married if you're scared to 'touch' others' relationships - Top influencer

In other news, a powerful video of how the late world-renowned evangelist Reinhard Bonnke raised a dead man has surfaced on the internet days after his burial.

Enjoy reading our stories? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!

Get interactive via our Facebook page.


Online view pixel