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Great Britain and Ireland

  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Victoria I., Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, born at Kensington Palace, London, May 24, 1819, the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George III., and of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Saalfeld-Coburg, widow of Prince Emich of Leiningen. Ascended the throne at the death of her uncle, King William IV., June 20, 1837; crowned at Westminster Abbey, June 28, 1838. Married. Feb. 10, 1840, to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; widow, Dec. 14, 1861. Issue of the union are:—1. Princess Victoria, born Nov. 21, 1840; married, Jan. 25, 1858, to Prince Frederick William, eldest son of King William I. of Prussia. There are offspring two sons and a daughter, namely, Frederick William, born Jan. 27, 1859; Charlotte, born July 24, 1860; and Henry, born Aug. 14, 1862. 2. Prince Albert Edward, heir-apparent, born Nov. 9, 1841; married, March 10, 1863, to Princess Alexandra, eldest daughter of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, present King of Denmark. 3. Princess Alice, born April 25, 1843; married, July 1, 1862, to Prince Ludwig of Hesse-. Darmstadt. Issue, a daughter, Victoria, born April 5, 1863. 4. Prince Alfred, born Aug. G, 1844; entered the royal navy, Aug. 31, 1858. 5. Princess Helena, born May 25, 1846. 6. Princess Louise, born March 18, 1848. 7. Prince Arthur, born May 1, 1850. 8. Prince Leopold, born April 7, 1853. 9. Princess Beatrice, born April 14, 1857.

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