Great Britain and Ireland
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 three sons and a daughter, namely, Frederick William, born 1859; Charlotte, born 1860; Henry, born 1862; and Albert, born 1862. 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-Glücksburg, present King of Denmark. Issue, two sons and one daughter, Albert Victor, born Jan. 8, 1864; George, born June 3, 1865; and Louise, born Feb. 20, 1867. 3. PrincessAlice born April 25, 1843; married, July 1,1862, to Prince Ludwig of Ilesse-Darmstadt.
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