Queen Victoria’s Parents
Victoria’s father was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of the reigning King of the United Kingdom, George III. Her mother was Victoria Saxe-Saalfield-Coburg, sister of Leopold, king of the Belgians.
Queen Victoria’s Husband
Prince Albert was born in the tiny German principality of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha on August 26, 1819. She was arranged to marry her cousin Prince Albert, and the two were married on February 12, 1840. The marriage was a happy one, and the couple went on to have nine children. Prince Albert died of typhoid fever on December 14, 1861.
Queen Victoria’s Children
Princess Victoria – Born 1841. Married her first cousin, Frederick III, king of Prussia.
Albert Edward (Edward VII) – Born 1842. Became king of the United Kingdom in 1901.
Princess Alice – Born 1843. Married her first cousin, Louis IV, grand duke of Hesse and by Rhine.
Prince Alfred – Born 1844. Died at the age of 31 from pneumonia.
Prince Arthur – Born 1845. Married his first cousin, Princess Louise of Prussia.
Prince Leopold – Born 1853. Died at the age of 31 from meningitis.
Princess Helena – Born 1846. Married her uncle, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
Princess Beatrice – Born 1857 . Married her cousin, Prince Henry of Battenberg.
Prince George – Born 1845. Died at the age of one from meningitis.
Facts About Queen Victoria and Her Family
- Queen Victoria was survived by six children, 40 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren
- Queen Victoria was a long-reigning monarch, she was the target of seven assassination attempts.
- Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at Buckingham Palace.
- Within her family, her nickname was ‘Drina.’
- Queen Elizabeth II is a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria. So was her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
- Queen Victoria was quite short at only 5 feet tall
- We can thank Prince Albert for Christmas traditions like a tree and sending cards. He brought these German traditions over to Britain when he married Victoria.