Click on photo to view a video. Photo: Donald Devet Charlotte's namesake, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, as portrayed by actress Christy Pleasant, mingles with the "commoners" on social occasions and imparts interesting facts, not only about her life as wife to King George III with whom she bore 15 children, but also her patronage of J.C. Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, her efforts as a botanist to expand Kew Gardens and her introduction of the Christmas tree to England. Ms. Pleasant has carefully researched this amazing woman's life achievements to bring her to life through authentic costume, make-up and accent. Video by Donald Devet. The Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is a collaborative effort of WFAE, the Charlotte Observer, WCNC-TV, QCityMetro.com, Charlotte Viewpoint and UNC-Charlotte to enhance arts coverage in our region.