The Netflix show Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story serves as a prequel to the already successful Bridgerton, while telling a completely unique story. The six-episode season takes audiences back to when Charlotte and George meet, marry and begin their reign together.
While their love proves to be one that lasts, it started off on extremely rocky ground, truly testing the young couple as well as those around them. The season finished on a beautiful note, with the couple essentially ruling together as one crown.
Even with the perfect conclusion, we still have a few questions that weigh heavily on our minds. Let’s talk about it.
1. Season 2?
To be completely honest, a season 2 isn’t entirely warranted as season 1 was perfection! It told the story, developed the characters, had an engaging plot and concluded in a near, fairy tale, happily ever after manner.
However, that being said, I wouldn’t be against another season. If there is a season 2, it would need to revisit the same characters but expand upon the plot, especially in regard to answering some of the questions I listed below.
As of now, there hasn’t been any official news about whether a season 2 will be happening or not. However, if a season 2 is in the near future, it would be great if it could answer some of our burning questions.
2. How did Violet and Edmund meet?
One of the burning questions I’ve had is, how Violet and Edmund met. In the Queen Charlotte spinoff, Violet is the youngest between herself, Lady Agatha Danbury and Queen Charlotte.
So young in fact, that her mother does not allow her to attend parties as she hasn’t been introduced yet. While Violet isn’t the focus of the spinoff, we do see her sporadically appear.
Its obvious that she shares a lot of her father’s values and ideals. Especially when it came to the discussion of Lord and Lady Danbury hosting the first ball of the year.
Whether it be in season 2, a future Bridgerton season or perhaps another spinoff entirely, it would be great to see how her relationship began and proceeded with Edmund. Considering she values love above all things, it would be interesting to see if her parents agreed to her marriage, if her marriage started off rather unpleasantly or if from the beginning, it was destined to succeed.
Not to mention, we know practically nothing about Edmund outside of one episode from Bridgerton season 2.
3. When did the first Season begin?
Bridgerton establishes that the season, when all the eligible ladies and gentlemen of the ton would gather and meet at parties in the hopes of getting married, seems to have started during Queen Charlotte’s reign. Why?
When? If this tradition had already existed, the Queen Charlotte spinoff did not mention it.
Which would seem odd, as the duty of beginning the season, choosing the Diamond of the First Water and providing approval for marriages, would all fall onto her shoulders upon being crowned queen. It would be interesting witness the first season, how it possibly differs from ones we’ve already seen, and how the people handle this event.
Especially considering this is only meant for the upper classes.
4. Where does Lady Danbury’s journey go from here?
Lady Agatha Danbury decides that her happiness is worth more than what society deems it should be. She had children with a man she was forced to marry, who, while we’re on the subject, was not cruel but left her unhappy day in and day out.
There was no love in that marriage, there was no connection, there was no Agatha. There was only who Agatha had to be, which was basically a mindless and opinionless wife.
So, when her husband passed and her title and estate was saved thanks to Queen Charlotte, she decided to remain a widow and not remarry. However, she did hint to Violet that she had many men in her bed since then and that it isn’t anything she’s ashamed of.
Although we have to admit, her one true love was most likely Violet’s father, Lord Ledger. We can only imagine how much she missed him after their affair ends, that is if they didn’t try to rekindle their passions at a later time.
But it would be nice to see how and when she met Simon Basset’s mother and what men stole her heart, if only for an evening.
5. The Revolutionary War
Last but not least is addressing the elephant in the room. Bridgerton as well as the Queen Charlotte spinoff is purely historical fiction.
Not once are these Netflix shows trying to convey actual truth or take a documentary stance. With that said, you still cannot avoid that The Revolutionary War between England and the American colonies, later the United States, did indeed happen.
And it happened under King George III’s reign. While a year was not specified in the Queen Charlotte spinoff, there seems to be no mention of The Revolutionary War.
Does this mean it hasn’t happened yet? Probably.
We’d love to see or know how King George and Queen Charlotte handled the war, considering they are ruling as one crown. We are equally curious how they handled the defeat as well.
Does the failure threaten their rule? How does it affect the country?
What questions do you have after watching Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story? Share them in the comments below!