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Brown of the Washington Post pointed out earlier this week, it opens up the question: is Markle the first biracial woman to marry into the British royal family? As Brown explains, the answer is complicated. In an interview with African diaspora historian Mario De Valdes y Cocom, the scholar tells Brown that her research points not to Markle but rather the late 18th-century royal Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as being England's first biracial queen.
So who exactly was Queen Charlotte? Here are five things to know about the British royal:.
She had 15 children; 13 survived childhood. Being almost constantly pregnant weighed on her. Prince Alfred only lived two years. The queen took their deaths hard, as Patrick Sawer reported for the Telegraph earlier this year, when a note from Queen Charlotte to the nanny of the deceased Alfred was made available to the public as part of an ongoing royal archives online project. Queen Charlotte supported famous classical composers. The queen also made an impact on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. According to Olwen HedleyQueen Charlotte's biographer, "As a young mother, [Queen Charlotte] extended her liberality to the eight-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he and his family visited England in In an English translation of the dedicationhe opens it by writing:.
The Moors of Spain came from North Africa. Still, there's a compelling argument to be made for Queen Charlotte's mixed-race heritage. Continue or Give a Gift. SmartNews History. History Archaeology. World History. Science Age of Humans. Future of Space Exploration. Human Behavior. Our Planet. Earth Optimism Summit.
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