Ten great portraits of Queens | Madame Guillotine. Queen Charlotte, Gainsborough, 1781. Photo: Royal Collection. Queen Charlotte. Again, not the most attractive of ladies but one whose sterling personal qualities clearly more than compensated for this so who are we to carp?She and Marie Antoinette were great friends despite never having met. Charlotte prepared sumptuous rooms for Marie Antoinette should she manage to escape to England during the Revolution.