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Victoria, princess royallocked

(1840–1901)
  • Agatha Ramm

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Victoria, princess royal (1840–1901), German empress, consort of Frederick III, was born Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa at Buckingham Palace, London, at 1.50 p.m. on 21 November 1840, the eldest of the nine children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was her father's favourite child and not unlike him in her clear mind, faith in logical argument, and intellectual, artistic, and scientific interests. Her father paid great attention to her education and to that of the next child, the future ...

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Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, Berkshire [with gracious permission of her majesty the queen]
W. E. Gladstone , ed. M. R. D. Foot & H. C. G. Matthew, 14 vols. (1968–94)