Our list of the best quotes from Netflix limited television series period drama, which is a Bridgerton series prequel spin-off. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story focuses on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, following the young Queen’s marriage to King George that sparked both a great love story, and a societal shift, creating the world of Bridgerton society.
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1. Queen to Be
Lady Whistledown: Dearest Gentle Reader. This is the story of Queen Charlotte from Bridgerton. It is not a history lesson. It is fiction inspired by fact. All liberties taken by the author are quite intentional. Enjoy.
Adolphus: You give the appearance of a statue.
Young Queen Charlotte: Statues are works of art. Art is beautiful.
Adolphus: Art can be beautiful to gaze upon. You are ridiculous to the eye.
'It is treasonous to interrupt my beauty sleep. You're lucky my face is a rare jewel.' - Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Young Queen Charlotte: Whales died, so I could look like this.
Young Queen Charlotte: And because I must arrive on display, I am forced into a ludicrous gown so stylish that if I move too much, I might be sliced and stabbed to death by my undergarments. Oh, how joyful it is to be a lady.
'I do not care what he looks like. What I do not like is not knowing.' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Young Queen Charlotte: I believe if I’m diligent with my movements, I could most certainly bleed to my death before we reach London.
2. Honeymoon Bliss
Young Queen Charlotte: Brimsley, I am the queen. I have duties, official duties, do I not?
Young Brimsley: You do, Your Majesty. Many duties.
Young Queen Charlotte: Then how can there be nothing in the queen’s engagement diary?
Young Brimsley: You are currently enjoying the privacy of the first days of marriage, Your Majesty.
Young Queen Charlotte: This is my honeymoon.
Young Brimsley: Yes, Your Majesty.
Princess Augusta: It is all so very modern now. In my day, there were seven people in the bedchamber on my wedding night, to witness the marital act, to confirm that Georgie’s father and I, well, did what it took to make Georgie. Now it is the thing to give the couple privacy.
'Patience is not always a virtue. The passage of time does not always reap benefits. And perhaps good things do not always come to those who wait. However, there are some very special joys well worth waiting for.' - Lady Whistledown Click To Tweet
Queen Charlotte: Frederick, what about your wife?
Prince Frederick: I have not seen her in twenty years.
Prince Ernest: If I were married to you, I’d flee the country as well.
Lady Whistledown: One wonders, as England waits to see which of King George’s children will bring us closer to a royal heir to the throne, if patience is a virtue or a burden for our dear Queen Charlotte.
'I want to fight with you! Fight with me! Fight for me!' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Young Brimsley: I’m always jealous that the king’s man has far better quarters than the queen’s man.
Reynolds: To be expected. I am more important than you.
3. Even Days
Reynolds: [referring to Charlotte and George] I thought they were not speaking.
Young Brimsley: It is Coronation Day. It does not matter if they speak. They must be united.
Vivian Ledger: Violet Ledger, stop talking this instant! That is too much thinking. What has the governess been teaching you?
Young Violet: Well, Latin, mostly. But I would like to request advanced mathematics.
'Everything I do is a blessing.' - Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: Dearest Gentle Reader, children are the cherished hope of every marriage, but for a royal in need of an heir, children are more than a hope. They are a necessity.
Brimsley: [referring to the Christmas tree] What a wonderful tradition with which you have blessed all of England, Your Majesty.
Queen Charlotte: That is obvious, Brimsley. Everything I do is a blessing.
'Your heart is full. Mine starves.' - Lady Agatha Danbury (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story) Click To Tweet
Princess Sophia: I did my very best for the doll’s house.
Queen Charlotte: Dearests, can you marry a dollhouse? Can you embroider me an heir? Then shush.
4. Holding the King
Young Queen Charlotte: What is this? What is happening? What has happened to my husband?
Young King George: Now I ask, is that all a king is? A royal stud-horse trotted out for the chosen mare? Or can a king rule in his own way through practical scientific study? Agricultural improvement? Tell me, what would the people prefer? A royal baby or cheap bread?
Princess Augusta: Right now, they have neither.
'I have met a woman who is never terrified. Who does as she pleases. Breaks rules, courts scandal. Commits unthinkable impertinences. And she is the most royal person I have ever known.' - Young King George Click To Tweet
Princess Augusta: The people need a king. A real king. God knows you have had your obstacles, but we cannot brook obstacles. Not any longer. So, I have found you a queen.
Doctor Monro: It may be time to consider what none of your physicians have dared. That the king’s condition is not merely physical but nervous.
Doctor 2: Are we to believe this malady can be cured with one’s voice?
Doctor Monro: It depends on the voice.
5. Gardens in Bloom'Love is not a thing one is able or not able to do based on some magic. Some chemistry. That is for plays. Love is determination. Love is a choice one makes.' - Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: Dearest Gentle Reader. Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes, so too our queen rises from disaster. An army of eligible ladies have arrived at Her Majesty’s doorstep, hopeful for betrothals to the monarch’s sons. Royal weddings and babies cannot be far behind. However, if reports from the high galleries are to be believed, Her Majesty’s countenance lately evinces little pleasure. One wonders whether impending connubial bliss has shone a light on Her Majesty’s own isolation.
'Loneliness is a battle even queens must fight for themselves.' - Lady Whistledown Click To Tweet
Lady Violet Ledger Bridgerton: I sometimes think our queen must be the loneliest woman in England.
Lady Agatha Danbury: Violet Bridgerton. Are you asking if our queen has been bedded?
'We spend our time endlessly matchmaking, talking of wooing. Of love. Of romance. But never for anyone mature enough to truly understand what any of it means. What it is to go without it. What it is to lose it.' Click To Tweet
Young Agatha Danbury: I was raised to be his wife.
Young Agatha Danbury: And as many times as I dreamed, and imagined, and hoped, and planned. I never thought what it would actually be like to have him be gone. Wiped from this earth. I was raised for him, and now I am new. I am brand-new. And I do not even know how to breathe air he does not exhale.
'We are full of gossip and story, but as women, we are never the topics of the conversation. We are untold stories.' - Lady Agatha Danbury Click To Tweet
Young Agatha Danbury: This world keeps changing.
Princess Augusta: Doubts are the better part of a woman’s insides.
'Marriage is difficult. Full of pains. And the life of a royal is lonely. So you grab someone, and you hang on. You love, and you love hard, because if you do not, you are lost.' - Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Coral: Would it be so bad, my lady, losing the title?
Young Agatha Danbury: Yes, Coral. They all showed up here looking for answers. Depending on me. We’ve given them hope. A taste of rare air. Equality.
Lady Violet Ledger Bridgerton: I try to imagine it. Another man besides Edmund. He is all I have ever known. We were children together. I had a great love. I do not expect another. Yet I suppose my standards are high.
Lady Agatha Danbury: You have a right to high standards, Violet. It is a great adventure you embark upon. Enjoy every moment.
'I will make do, and fill my days, and survive. All on my own. I will do that. But first, you have to say that you do not love me. You have to tell me that I am utterly alone in this world.' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: One can find gardens in bloom in the most interesting of places. Discoveries are everywhere. Mother Nature is sharing her secrets.
Lady Whistledown: Sadly, the royal house remains infertile ground. It seems as if a certain continued lack of fruitful bounty has left a despondent chill in the palace halls.
'I will stand with you between the heavens and the Earth. I will tell you where you are.' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Benjamin West: They are gone.
Brimsley: Are you saying Her Majesty is not sitting for her portrait?
Benjamin West: Well. No. No.
Brimsley: The family are right there. Happy and graciously providing you with a reputation of excellence. I see them. Do you not?
Benjamin West: I do see them.
'If what we have is half, then we shall make it the very best half.' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: One has to wonder, will Queen Charlotte’s relentless pursuit of a royal heir be the royal family’s undoing? Or can a mother’s love conquer all?
'That is who you are. Half king, half farmer, but always just George. That is all you need to be.' - Young Queen Charlotte Click To Tweet
Young Queen Charlotte: [to George] I have heard that you wish I had not come. That you want me to go. That you do not want to see me. What I have not heard is that you do not love me.