Great Britain and Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


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, 1888. Married, Feb. 10, 1840, to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; widow, Dec. 14, 1801. Issue of the union are:—1. Princess Victoria, bora Nov. 21, 1840; married, Jan. 25, 1858, to Prince Fried- ricli Wilhelm, eldest son of King Wilhelm I. of Prussia. There are offspring three sons and two daughters (see Prussia: Reigning Sovereign—page 104). 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 Christian IX. of Denmark. Issue, two sons and three daughters:—Albert Victor, born Jan. 8, 1864; George, born June 3, 1865; Louise, born Feb. 20,1867; Alexandra, born July 6, 1868; and Augusta, born Nov. 26, 1869. 3. Princess Alice, born April 25, 1843; married, July 1, 1862, to Prince Ludwig of Hesse. Issue, three daughters and one son (see Hesse page 183).


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