Queen Charlotte created a huge plot hole for Bridgerton, and we're confused

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If you’re anything like us, you’re absolutely obsessed with Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The spin-off prequel follows the life of young Queen Charlotte after she marries King George, as well as the drama of Lady Danbury, royal servants and the rest of the ton.

But, we just noticed one major plot hole for the Bridgerton series involving none other than Lady Whistledown, and it’s safe to say we are a little bit confused.

In the original series we know and love, Lady Whistledown narrates all the drama and is behind the ton’s juicy gossip column, where she spills the tea on the love lives, drama and secrets of London’s elite.

In season two, we learn that Penelope Featherington is actually Lady Whisteldown as she prints secrets details about her best friend, Eloise Bridgerton, that only she could have known. We’re still waiting for season three to find out if they make up, BTW!

bridgerton nicola coughlan as penelope featherington and claudia jessie as eloise bridgerton

But, Queen Charlotte is also narrated by Lady Whistledown (AKA the iconic Julie Andrews) which leaves a massive plot hole. Why? Well, in Bridgerton, Penelope only knows details of events she’s seen or been told about. So, it doesn’t make sense for her to write about the lives of King George and Queen Charlotte when she hasn’t even been born yet.

Also, in the first episode of Queen Charlotte, Lady Whistledown explains how the series is only inspired by history and is not completely accurate, taking her out of the Bridgerton world entirely!

queen charlotte creates a plot hole for bridgerton, and we're confused

It’s all a little bit confusing when you first notice it, but the voice of Julie Andrews is enough to make us forget about this plot hole.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is streaming on Netflix now.

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