Melungeons (from melange) are an ethnic group indigenous to the mountains of northeastern Tennessee, racially a mixture of black, white and American Indian. Founded by free mulattos and mestees (Indian-black mix with or without white) from North Carolina, they were in Hancock County before whites arrived there. From the time and location of their origin, the Indian element is probably Saponi and Tutelo, but is usually incorrectly thought to be Cherokee by the Melungeons.
There have been long-standing rumors about King George III’s wife’s African heritage. Charlotte was the member of a Portuguese royal family begun by Alfonso III and his lover Madragana, “a moor“. Because this makes Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants biracial, historians try to doubt the Queen's heritage, but her physician noted her “true mulatto face” and the report released before Elizabeth II’s coronation acknowledges the monarchy’s African heritage.