Queen Charlotte brought her family's festive holiday yule bough from Germany to England. While planning a Christmas Day party in 1800 at Windsor Castle for over 100 children, she realized a single bough isn't enough. So she brought in the whole tree instead, making it the first known Christmas Tree in England. This story tells a little known fact about a favorite holiday tradition.
Did you know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, chose Queen Charlotte's birthday for their wedding date and Windsor Castle, where she is buried, as their wedding site? Check out this fascinating story on history.com about why the royal couple feels a special kinship to Queen Charlotte.