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When King George III of Britain succeeded to the throne inhe was 22 and unmarried and the 17 year old Princess Charlotte was an obvious choice for a wife.
The King announced to his council in July his intention to wed the Princess, after which a party of escorts, led by The Earl of Harcourtdeparted for Germany to bring Princess Charlotte to England. They arrived on 14 August and were received by Charlotte's brotherthe current Duke, and the marriage contract was ed. Three days of celebrations followed and on 17 August the Princess departed for Britain.
The voyage was difficult, with three storms at sea, arriving in London on 8 September. Their Coronation took place on 22 September that year. In the course of their marriage, the couple became parents of 15 children: George, Prince of Wales b. St James's Palace was the official residence of the Royal couple, but The King had recently purchased a nearby property, Buckingham House. Charlotte loved it - 14 of her children were born there and it came to be known as 'The Queen's House'.
Queen Charlotte also purchased Frogmore House in Windsor Park in as a country retreat for her and her unmarried daughters. Queen Charlotte, along with her husband was a connoisseur of music, with special taste for German artists and composers such as Handel. An eight year old Mozart performed for The Queen and was invited to perform to at the celebration of the fourth anniversary of The King's accession in Mozart's Opus 3 was dedicated to The Queen when it was published on 18 January The Queen was also an amateur botanist, who took a great interest in Kew Gardens.
Charlotte's interest in botany led to the South African flower, the Bird of Paradise, being named Strelitzia reginae in her honour. Queen Charlotte was kept unaware when King George III suffered his first, although temporary, bout of mental illness in Today I ask you to rededicate your efforts to ensure that the internet is a place of safety for all. The Gospel has brought hope, as it has done throughout the ages; and the Church has adapted and continued its ministry, often in new ways - such as digital forms of worship.
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