NPG Number
224
Mkey
1248
Sitter/Title
Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Qualifier
studio of
Artist(s)
AllanRamsay
Date made
1761-1762
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
sophia charlotte of mecklenburg strelitz

1248

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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

studio of

Allan Ramsay

1761-1762

oil on canvas

© National Portrait Gallery, London

The youngest daughter of Charles Louis of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, Charlotte first met {George III|mp1750} on 8 September 1761 and was married to him that evening. Unable to speak English, for the first part of her marriage she felt alienated from her husband's court but eventually forged a strong and affectionate bond with the King which lasted until his second bout of 'madness' in 1804. She took no part in politics, lived a life of unimpeachable domesticity, and had fifteen children.