I am very pleased that you post interesting. Indeed, the relationship Sophia Charlotte and Prince Alexei quickly deteriorated - they were very different in character, habits, tastes, and religion.
That's what Sophie Charlotte wrote to his parents: "Only God knows how I was saddened by this, and you saw how little love and attention from him to me. I've always tried to conceal the nature of my husband, now the mask against my will sleep. I am so unhappy that it was difficult to imagine and express in words, it remains for me only one - to mourn and lament. I despised the victim of my house which I have not even brought some benefits much ....
Changed and the relationship with the princess royal family (and not the best role is played by Alexei's aunt and sister of Peter I - Princess Natasha, decides to put in place "that German woman").
Princess, sister Alexis, who took the Crown Princess was very friendly, then began to treat her with hostility, intrigued against her, made her open all sorts of bad.
Besides, the closest friend of the Princess - Juliana Louise von Ostfrisland - Sophia Charlotte was able to configure and against the Russian, and against her husband.
On top of that, Catherine - the second wife of Peter, hated Sophia Charlotte: for her children and Alexei had an indisputable right to the throne, thus becoming, rivals for the children of Catherine.
In 1714 Sophie Charlotte wrote to his mother: "If I was not pregnant, then went to Germany and would gladly agreed to there to eat only bread and water. I pray to God that He guided me with your spirit, or desperation will force me to do something terrible ... ".
In the summer of that year, obtaining a medical opinion that he needed treatment in Carlsbad from consumption, and obtaining the permission of his father, Alexei Petrovich suddenly going abroad. His departure was so skoropalitelen she's pregnant wife found out about the upcoming separation only when the prince's carriage was filed to the entrance. Farewell oprotivevshimi between each other husband and wife was brief, Alexei confine a single phrase: "Good-bye, I am going to Carlsbad.
For six months, conducted a prince in Europe, he did not bother to even write letters to his wife. Five months later, Charlotte informs his mother: "The prince has not yet returned, and no one knows where he is, whether he is dead or alive, I'm terribly excited. All the letters I sent to him in the last six or eight weeks, I returned to Dresden and Berlin, as his address is unknown there.
Only shortly before his return to Russia, Charlotte wife learned about it from the Empress Catherine, received a letter from Alexis.
The prolonged absence of Prince, the rumors about the family quarrels and Sophia Charlotte, the closed life in the narrow German environment gave birth to her yard in St. Petersburg rumors about the future of paternity of the child. Not without reason it can be argued that dubious honor belonged to the very inventor of gossip queen Catherine. Annoyed by these conversations, Peter I ordered to when her daughter to the approval of the burden inseparable were three ladies of the court. In a letter to Sophia Charlotte, the king explained the necessity of the measure "to prevent layatelstvo unbridled tongue, which obykli truth turned into a lie.
Such hints insulted princess, but, unable to resist the will of the king, she barely was able to prevail upon him to leave with her midwife, brought from Germany.
July 12, 1714, after difficult births, the princess gave birth to daughter Natalya.
Alex is so alienated from the princess and to ignore it, that settled in the same house as his mistress - the land of his teacher Nikifora Vyazemsky - Euphrosyne Fedorov.
Visits husband Prince inflicted once a week, and Sophie Charlotte never appeared on his part.
However, in 1715, Sophia Charlotte became pregnant again. The situation is greatly complicated by the fact that the child is waiting and the queen Catherine.
Of course, such circumstances are not the best way affected the emotional state of the princess, and her health was very upset: Second Pregnancy even harder than the first. For ten weeks before the birth, down the stairs, she fell and badly hit back against the steps. Since then, it bothered constant pain in his left side and abdomen. For nine days before the birth condition deteriorated and she was bedridden. At midnight from 11 to 12 October 1715 began labor pains, and by five o'clock in the morning, she successfully gave birth to a son, named after his grandfather Peter.
(Twelve days later, Queen Catherine gave birth to a son, also named Peter).
In the first days after birth, the son of Sophia Charlotte, the state is not alarming: she was walking, received congratulations and, despite the objections of doctors, she fed the baby. But on the fourth day she began severe abdominal pain, chills appeared. Patient was delirious delirious. It took another four days, and all these days, the prince did not leave his wife ...
Only 20 October by Peter I, who was himself in those days was very ill, sent to her his life-doctors, upon learning of serious illness Sophia Charlotte. The verdict of doctors were pessimistic in the extreme: on the verge of death ...
Around noon, Charlotte, came to himself, sent for the king. He ordered to bring itself in a wheelchair. The princess asked her father-child and begged him to leave with her friend Princess von Ostfrisland. When Peter left, the princess took leave of court and called the pastor. Sophia Charlotte Physicians urged to adopt a new medication, but she threw a glass on the floor with the words: "Do not torment me so, let me die in peace, I do not want to live anymore."
Sophie Charlotte died on the night of 21 to 22 October, at the age of twenty-one years, leaving year-old daughter and baby-son.
October 28 princess was buried in the Peter and Paul Fortress ...