The real-life story of ‘Bridgerton’s’ Queen Charlotte

The new hit Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ draws from real-life royal history -- especially where one of its main characters, Queen Charlotte, is concerned.

“Of all the larger-than-life Bridgerton characters, Queen Charlotte’s role pulls the most from reality,” Harper’s BAZAAR Home writer Lauren Puckett reports. “The queen was, in fact, a real historical figure, and she might have even been England’s first Black member of the royal family.”

Actress Golda Rosheuvel plays the queen and reportedly describes the character as “wealthy, dirty rich, addicted to snuff, devoted to her family, loves gossip and she is divinely in love with her husband who is slowly going mad.”

>>Read more here on how that holds up to history.

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