Alexandrina Victoria Hanover

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Born: May 24, 1819 AD
Died: 1901 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Queen


1819 - Born on 24th of May in Kensington Palace, London. The only child of Duke Edward of Kent and Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg.

 

          - Baptised on the 24th of June in Kensington Palace, London.

 

1822 - Until the age of three she spoke only German, but she learned to speak English without a trace of an accent.

 

1837 - William IV died from heart failure on June 20th, and the eighteen-year-old Alexandrina Victoria became Britain's queen. 

 

1840 - Married Prince Albert, who was her first cousin, on February 10th, at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace. They had four sons and five daughters. 

 

1842 - Victoria traveled by train from Slough railway station to Bishop's Bridge, near Paddington, in a special royal carriage provided by the Great Western Railway. 

 

1857 - She persuaded Parliament to officially grant him the title "Prince Consort". 

 

1861 - Prince Albert's death, the desolate Victoria remained in self-imposed seclusion for ten years. 

 

1901 - Died on the 22nd of January in Osborne House, Isle of Wight. She was buried beside Prince Albert in the Frogmore Royal Mausoleum at Windsor Castle. Victoria had reigned for nearly 64 years - the longest reign in British history.


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