The Legacy of Queen Victoria's Children

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Queen Victoria & Prince Albert were born May 24, 1819 and August 26, 1819. Prince Albert was Queen Victoria’s husband. Albert was devoted to helping his wife serve as monarch and over time he became an essential aid to the queen that advised her on political and diplomatic affairs. Their marriage was very happy and they loved each other and being together. They were portrayed as an ideal family. Albert tragically died in 1861, at the age of 42. For many years after his death Victoria lived in isolation, and eventually appeared more in public, but continued to wear black, mourning his death for the rest of her life. Queen Victoria died many years later on January 22, 1901. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, Princess Royal was their first child and born on November 21, 1840. She married Frederick Wilhelm of Prussia. Frederick became emperor of Germany, but died three months after. Their eldest son became Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany. Their daughter, Sophie married a Greek prince and later became Queen of Greece. Victoria had eight children in total. She died on August 5, 1901, months after her mother died. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales or later known as Edward VII was born on November 9, 1841. He was the oldest son of Queen Victoria. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark and had six children. Of their three sons, two predeceased him and the other one became King George V of Great Britain. Of their three daughters, one married a king, one married a commoner, and one stayed single. Edward VII died on May 6, 1910. Alice Maud Mary was born on April 25, 1843. She married Prince Louis of Hesse and became Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine when her husband succeeded his uncle as Grand Duke. They had seven children, two sons and five... ... middle of paper ... ... the youngest child, she became Queen Victoria’s closest family companion, especially after she became a widow at the age of only 38. Also, two of Beatrice’s four children also predeceased her. Princess Beatrice was the last of Victoria and Albert’s nine children to die, passing away on October 26, 1944. Sources:
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