Mulatto Queen: Queen Victoria's Black Grandmother
by Kenya Youngblood
History reveals two curious details about Queen Charlotte Consort to George III: First, her official coronation portrait shows a woman with distinct mulatto features. Second, the Royal Physician to her granddaughter, Queen Victoria, wrote about her in his memoir: “She had the face of a true mulatto.”
But if Queen Charlotte was a mulatto, who was the black man who fathered her?