The ending of Netflix's Queen Charlotte explained

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story just dropped on Netflix and from the Regency-era crowns, gowns and grand balls to the love story between young King George and Queen Charlotte, we’re absolutely obsessed with the new series.

The six-part prequel follows the story of how young Charlotte came to marry George and become the iconic Queen of England we all know and love. If you’re anything like us, you’ve already binged-watched the series but in case you’re left with any questions about the grand finale, here is the ending of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story explained.

Spoilers below, you’ve been warned!

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What is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story about?

In the Bridgerton spin-off series, we meet a young Queen Charlotte who is betrothed to King George under mysterious circumstances. The pair meet on their wedding day (when she tries to climb over a wall to flee the wedding, no less) and the series sees their relationship go through highs and lows, as does the lives of their servants, Brimsley and Reynolds, Lady Danbury and the rest of the ton.

In the present-day, Queen Charlotte is left trying to matchmake their children after an heir to the throne dies leaving the future of the Crown at risk, while Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton also reminisce and recall about their younger years.

What happened in the final episode of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?

Throughout the series, we learn more about the health of King George as his sporadic fits can’t be contained any longer as Queen Charlotte finds out. His work with the doctor and his questionable methods don’t make a difference and Charlotte deals with loneliness at a result. At the same time, Lady Danbury is now dealing with the death of her husband, Lord Danbury, and what will now happen to her, her family and other members of the ton as he leaves them almost penniless.

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In the final episode, Charlotte and George are reunited again after she dismisses the doctor for putting George under severe treatment and they confess their love for each other despite his health issues. She commits to stay with him, and also gives birth to their first child and heir.

Elsewhere, Lady Danbury and Lord Ledger AKA Violet Bridgerton’s father end their relationship that started after the death of Lord Danbury. Whilst she courts Queen Charlotte’s brother, Adolphus, she ultimately rejects his marriage proposal and opts to stay single. But, Queen Charlotte makes sure Lady Danbury can still keep her titles and her husband’s estates, saving her future and that of other members of the ton. In the present-day, Violet learns about her father and Lady Danbury’s past relationship but seemingly forgives her.

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At a grand ball they host, Charlotte she tells George she is pregnant again and she once again commits to stay with him.

It wasn't so happy of an ending for Brimsley and Reynolds, however, as a dance they had at the ball fades into present-day Brimsley dancing on his own in private, suggesting that Reynolds might have passed away or they're no longer together. We're not crying, you're crying.

In the final scene of the series, present-day Queen Charlotte visits King George with the news that their son, Edward, has married and is expecting a baby aka an heir to the throne.

The couple then kiss in a sweet moment reminiscent of their younger days.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is on Netflix now.


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