Queen Charlotte viewer points out inaccuracy in Bridgerton spin-off
A viewer of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has spotted a glaring inaccuracy in the Netflix show.
The prequel series chronicles the origins of the titular character, with the narrative split across two time periods: 1761 and 1817.
One scene shows a young Queen Charlotte (played by India Amarteifio) dancing in a lavish hall. However, a number of the portraits decorating the hall's walls simply don't make sense.
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"These two are adorable, but the portraits in #QueenCharlotte are KILLING me. NONE of those people were even *born* in 1761," fashion historian Dr Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell tweeted alongside a screenshot of the scene.
"That is QUEEN VICTORIA. Specifically, her coronation portrait by Sir George Hayter. Her coronation was in 1838, 20 years after Charlotte DIED."
She continued: "And that's her husband, Prince Albert, painted in the robes of the Order of the Garter by Frank Xaver Winterhalter in 1843."
These two are adorable, but the portraits in #QueenCharlotte are KILLING me. NONE of those people were even *born* in 1761! pic.twitter.com/YtvV833bvF
— Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (@HottyCouture) May 7, 2023
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This isn't the only error in Queen Charlotte, as actors Freddie Dennis and Sam Clemmett (who play Reynolds and Brimsley, respectively) recently revealed that a mistake from filming made it into the final edit.
Clemmett exclusively told Digital Spy: "From the perspective of actually filming it, we had weeks and weeks and weeks of dance rehearsals. Dancing isn't necessarily something that comes easy to all of us. So we were all just trying to drill it."
"We were so nervous — there's a particular take [where] one of us messed up the dance, and then we [fell] into a fit of hysterics," he continued.
"That's actually in the final episode — [it] made the cut. So watching that moment where we had messed up [...] just brought the joy of what that scene is, and what it meant to us."
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is streaming on Netflix now. Bridgerton seasons 1-2 are streaming now on Netflix. Season 3 is in production.
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