Queen Victorias Children
Queen Victoria's nine children, from portraits by the German painter Franz Xaver Winterhalter. From left to right: Princess Vicky of Great Britain(1840-1901, later Victoria, Empress of Germany), eldest daughter of Queen Victoria.Princess Alice(1843-78, later Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt), third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria. Prince Alfred 'Affie',(1844-1900, later Duke of Edinburgh), second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria. Princess Helena 'Lenchen' (1846-1923, later Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein), third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria. Edward Prince of Wales,(1841 - 1910, later King Edward VII). Princess Louise, (1848-1939, later Duchess of Argyll). sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria.Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), fourth son and seventh child of Queen Victoria. Prince Leopold(1853 - 1884, later Duke of Albany), fourth son of Queen Victoria. Princess Beatrice(1857-1944, later Princess Henry of Battenberg), youngest child of Queen Victoria.
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The Hesse- Cassel children
The children of Princess Margarete of Prussia and Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse-Cassel: from left; Wolfgang (1896-1989), Friedrich Wilhelm (1893-1916), known as 'Freddy', Richard (1901-1969), Philipp (1896-1980), Christoph (1901-1943) and Maximilian (1894-1914). Margarete was unusual within the Royal family for having two sets of twins. Queen Victoria, the boys' great-grandmother was alive when the first set, Philipp and Wolfgang were born and was greatly amused to hear the news. The children are dressed in the ubiquitous sailor suit, popular throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. Princess Margarete was the youngest daughter of Vicky, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Empress of Prussia.
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The wedding gifts to the Princess Royal
Emerald and diamond bracelet, and opal and diamond suite, presented to the Victoria(Vicky)(1840-1901)Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Frederick William of Prussia. The opals were a present from the Prince of Wales, and the emeralds from her father Albert, the Prince Consort. The gems are of unusually fine quality and size, and were manufactured by Mr. J Turner of New Bond Street. Date: 1858
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