The true story behind ‘The Bridgertons’: Does Queen Charlotte’s zoo exist? – news series

The character played by Golda Rosheuvel in this Netflix series is very interesting for fans because it is a real historical figure.

Golda Rosheuvel, the actress responsible for giving life to Reina Charlotte in Bridgerton Family, is on the verge of not playing the role of king in the popular Netflix series. The translator’s intention was, at first, to play the role of Lady Danbury, but when Adjoa Andoh took on the role, the team suggested that she audition for queen. He was hesitant at first, but Rosheuvel quickly prepared it and clearly nailed it, since he was the one chosen.

One of the few real historical figures of Bridgertosn, The character of Queen Charlotte is one of the most attractive among her followers. As strong as she is vulnerable at the same time, King George III’s wife reigns alone, she suffers from her husband’s illness and, despite being the most important person in the room wherever she is, lives so tormented by what they will say. and possibly his bad image like everyone else’s.

Although the team led by Chris Van Dusen had taken many licenses, there are details surrounding Queen Charlotte’s life, drawn directly from what is known about the royal historical figure Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

If in the first season Bridgerton Family Followers ask questions of a historical nature such as whether the Queen is really black or what disease her husband, the King, suffers from. In season two, fans are left wondering about the substance we see from time to time sniffing the Queen or whether the zoo showing the Sharma sisters around their palace exists in real life.

The royal story behind Queen Charlotte’s zoo

In the second episode of season 2 Bridgerton Family‘On the Races’ (2×02)”, The Queen, convinced of Edwina’s potential to help her reach Lady Whistledown, shows sister Sharma her zebra, mentions that she has an elephant, and then acquires a peacock to entertain guests at the wedding star of the season.

The true story of Queen Charlotte who will tell the ‘spin-off’ of ‘The Bridgertons’

What’s real about this? Though calling it a zoo might be a bit of an exaggerationQueen Charlotte has a collection of exotic animals, just like her character. Far from common at the time, during the 18th and early 19th centuries in England, and especially in London, members of the aristocracy often had their own collection of wild animals, viewing them as yet another luxury to decorate their homes and entertain. visitor.

At the height of colonization, the British were eager to get native unknown creatures from the colonized lands, so countless animals such as lions, tigers, monkeys and countless species of birds were sent to England from their place. origin became the main attraction of the nobility. A custom that Queen Charlotte is a part of both in the series and in real life.

In fact, Queen Charlotte was one of the leading wildlife collectors of the time and, as di Bridgerton Familyhave some zebras and an elephant. She has also sparked interest in kangaroos in the UK after becoming the first person in the country to own one and even giving her cubs to some of her wealthy friends.

There are many more curious and, above all, interesting stories about the real Queen Charlotte who Bridgerton Family He hasn’t been able to dedicate time yet, but he has at least two more seasons to do so and a character-focused prequel spinoff.

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