Authors: James Chambers
Charlotte’s father dressed as Colonel of the 10th Light Dragoons, before self-indulgence detroyed his figure.
Charlotte: an idealised portrait of the lonely Princess.
Charlotte’s mother in the wedding dress chosen for her by the Queen.
Charlotte, no longer a tomboy.
Leopold in Russian uniform.
Claremont, the house where Charlotte and Leopold lived for most of their short married life.
Charlotte’s lady companion and champion, Cornelia Knight, ‘the Chevalier’.
Charlotte’s closest friend and confidante, the beautiful heiress Mercer Elphinstone.
The opulent Crimson Drawing Room at Carlton House, where Charlotte and Leopold were married.
Charlotte in a traditional Russian costume, a present from the Grand Duchess Catherine.
Charlotte wearing the diamond bracelet that her husband gave her as a wedding present.
The miniature of himself that Leopold gave to Charlotte.
The Tsar and the Grand Duchess Catherine on the balcony of the Pulteney Hotel.
Brilliant, cynical Henry Brougham, who manipulated public support for Charlotte and her mother in his own political interest.