George III, King of Great Britain, Ireland, and Hanover

(born 4 June 1738, died 27 January 1820) was the son of Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), and his wife Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772).

and married, on 8 September 1761,

Sophie Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

(born 19 May 1744, died 17 November 1818), the daughter of Charles Louis Frederick, Prince of Mirow (1708-1752), and his wife Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1713-1761).

For more information on the ancestors of Queen Charlotte and King George, see this website giving links to genealogical information on royal families of Europe from the 6th century A.D.

Look here for information on the Genealogy of Mecklenburg.

Queen Charlotte gave birth to 15 children in the first 21 years of her marriage. Of that number, 13 survived to adulthood.

George III & Queen Charlotte with 14 children

"George III and Queen Charlotte and their fourteen children parading before the public at Windsor Castle in 1781." In: Guttmacher, Manfred S. America's Last King. New York, 1941. Plate facing p. 45.

Children of King George III and Queen Charlotte

Read about the Royal Marriage Act (1772).

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