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WASHING THE BLACK AWAY



"Crowds of commoners stretched to see this first encounter between the king and his princess, whose brown hair was piled high in curly ringlets falling about her long neck and that appeared to be a beautiful cafe-au-lait."

Princess Charlotte was the eighth child of the Prince of Mirow, Germany, Charles Louis Frederick, and his wife, Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1752, when she was eight years old, Sophie Charlotte's father died. As princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Sophie Charlotte was descended directly from an African branch of the Portuguese Royal House, Margarita de Castro y Sousa. Six different lines can be traced from Princess Sophie Charlotte back to Margarita de Castro y Sousa.


George I of Great Britain’s grandmother was Elizabeth Stuart The Winter Queen of Bohemia and the daughter of (biblical James VI of Scotland and James I of England) and subsequently Great Britain. George I was the grandfather of Charlotte's eventual husband (George III).  As a Protestant and a descendant of the Black Stuart Kings he was chosen to become king.  KING James the 1st of England was originally King James the 6th of Scotland. He was the son of a black father and a coloured mother both of royal blood.


The long lineage of Scottish kings and queens is often sidelined in the ancestry of the current royal family because they were of Black descendants. Present day Queen Elizabeth cannot deny her Black heritage although history does.