Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is Shonda Rhimes’ latest Netflix series, and it’s what everyone’s watching at the moment. It’s been the No. 1 show on the streamer since its release on May 4, and people can’t stop talking about it.
It’s a period drama series and prequel to the smash-hit Bridgerton. It follows Queen Charlotte’s rise to power and her marriage to King George III. Up-and-coming actress India Amarteifio plays a young Queen Charlotte, while Golda Rosheuvel plays the adult version.
The show also explores the backstories of young Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton. Arsema Thomas portrays young Lady Danbury, and Adjoa Andoh plays an older Lady Danbury. Additionally, Connie Jenkins-Greig plays a young Violet Ledger, and Ruth Gemmell as an adult version.
If you weren’t aware, the character Queen Charlotte is inspired by the real-life historical figure Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. So does this mean other characters, such as Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton, were based on real people too? Here’s what we know.
Queen Charlotte: Was Lady Danbury a real person?
No, Lady Danbury was not a real person. She is a fictional character made up by Julia Quinn for her Bridgerton book series and the period drama. So, Lady Danbury’s storylines in Bridgerton and the prequel are fictional. None of what happened in the series involving Lady Danbury actually happened in real life. Also, the Lady Danbury character wasn’t based on any actual historical figure or person.
Was Violet Bridgerton a real person?
Like Lady Danbury, Violet Bridgerton wasn’t a real person either. She’s another character created by author Julia Quinn. In fact, none of the members of the Bridgerton family were real people. The Violet Bridgerton character also wasn’t based on a real person.
Queen Charlotte: Was King George a real person?
King George was a real person. The King George character is based on the real-life historical figure King George III who was the King of Great Britain and Ireland until his death in 1820.
The complete first season of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is streaming now only on Netflix.