Why see it?
It was by accident that Queen Charlotte died at Kew Palace.
She was in London in the summer of 1818, when she was taken ill and thought a few days in the good clean air of Kew would do her good.
Unfortunately, she had dropsy, a progressive disease, and her condition deteriorated until November, when she contracted pneumonia.
During her final days she found it difficult to lie down and so was more comfortable in this chair in which she eventually died in this room at 1pm on Tuesday 17th November 1818, surrounded by her two eldest sons, George, the Prince Regent, and Frederick, Duke of York, together with two of her daughters, Princess Augusta and Mary, Duchess of Gloucester.