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YOU HAVE TO FACE THE RACISM

The Civil Writer Magazine

England's 18th century Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte born in 1744. She was the first black Queen of England. Charlotte was the eighth child of the Prince of Mirow, Germany, Charles Louis Frederick, and his wife, Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Queen Charlotte, was wife of King George III (1738-1820), the country's first multiracial royal. She is the grandmother of Queen Victoria and the great-great-great-great-grandmother of the current Queen Elizabeth II. There is some blackness peeping through queen Elizabeth's blue eyes.

It is true that queen Charlotte faced racism in her own way. In Queen Charlotte’s era slavery was prevalent and the anti-slavery campaign was growing. Portrait painters of the royal family were expected to play down or soften Queen Charlotte's African features. Painters such as Sir Thomas Lawrence, who painted, Queen Charlotte in the autumn of 1789 had his paintings rejected by the royal couple who were not happy with the representations of the likeness of the Queen's African features.

These portraits are amongst those that are available to view now, which could be seen as continuing the political interests of those that disapprove of a multi-racial marriage in the royal family. If the Britains are going to uphold racism against Meghan they must do the same thing with queen Elizabeth. They both Carrie's a drop of black blood. Just look at Sir Allan Ramsey's African representations of Queen Charlotte. Just as queen Charlotte did it through obstacles like the enslavement of people with African ancestry, Meghan you have to face the British tabloids head on. Time is on your side.