Marking birthday of Charlottesville's namesake

(cropped) Oil painting on canvas, Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792). [(c) National Trust, Hatchlands; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation]
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Sunday is the birthday of Queen Sophia Charlotte, the British monarch for whom Charlottesville was named.

She was born on May 19, 1744 and was the wife of King George III.

The Queen Charlotte Society, along with the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative and the Fralin Museum of Art will be celebrating Queen Charlotte Day this Sunday.

There will be costumes, music, cupcakes, poetry, art and more.

The event is open to the public and will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative on Monticello Road.

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