|Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin|
|Sophie Charlotte in 1685|
In 1701, after some political machinations, Frederick became King in Prussia and Sophie Charlotte became his Queen Consort. She provided him with the necessary heir in 1688 (later King Frederick William I of Prussia) but generally lived independently from her husband with her own court. According to Wikipedia, he was only allowed there by invitation!
|Sophie Charlotte's white harpsichord, c 1700|
Here is some of the furniture in the Queen's audience chamber, next door. These three items are believed to be originals, and to have stood in this room.
|Glass Bedchamber is Sophie Charlotte's private apartment|
This is the Old Oak Gallery which was used as a banqueting hall. The picture over the fireplace is of Frederick I with all of his (three) wives. He outlived Sophie Charlotte, and remarried, as kings usually did. In spite of three marriages, he had only the one son.
|Old Oak Gallery, used as Banqueting Hall|
|King's Audience Chamber, Ceiling Detail|
|Queen Sophie Charlotte c 1701|
Travelling is such fun, isn't it?