Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meet Queen Charlotte Sophia

I have seen this Royal portrait a kid.  As my memory serves me someone told me that she was black.  In the past several weeks, I've had this same portrait running through my head.  So, thanks to Google, Bing and other search sites, I've found several confusing sources on who this Queen was and her obvious features of African Ancestry.

Facts that I do know about her:  She was born May 19th 1744 and is a direct descended from Magarita de Castro y Sousa: a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House.

-She was born Princess of Mecklenburg-Sterlitz and later married King George III which made her Queen consort of Havouer (a.k.a. Queen of the United Kingdom)

-She had 15 children with King George III.

-Patron of the Arts, especially support Mozart and Bach (Musicial geniuses)

- I found that many historians disagreed with each other that she wasn't necessarily black.  But, mulatto descendant due to mixing of African and inbreeding of royal blood. 

Well, if you ask me and look at her you can tell she's of African descent, she may not be mixed race but.....

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.  I love finding out about history that's not necessarily in the textbooks about Africans people before slavery.  African American's history DOES NOT start with slavery.  


  1. Definitely see the African in her, but the Vandals were not Africans...

  2. Hi Bishara! Answering this comment super late, I apologize. But you are absolutely right. They aren't an African race and it looks like the way that I had written this post(three years ago) may have someone thinking that 'Vandals' are Africans. It was a poem I researched up.....and now I can not even find where I had gotten from. I will take it down. Only in respect for and for the sake of educating others with the correct history of Queen Charlotte



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