Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
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Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

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Princess Marie Luise Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Princess of Leiningen, Duchess of Kent was the mother of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

CHILDHOOD

1786 Birth Mary Louise Victoria (Marie Luise Viktoria) was born in Coburg on 17 August 1786 in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. … Read More

TEENAGE

1803 16 Years Old On 21 December 1803 at Coburg, she married (as his second wife) Charles, Prince of Leiningen (1763–1814), whose first wife, Henrietta of Reuss-Ebersdorf, was her aunt. … Read More

TWENTIES

1814 27 Years Old …  She served as regent of the Principality of Leiningen during the minority of her son from her first marriage, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Emich, Prince of Leiningen, from 1814 until her second wedding in 1818.
1816 29 Years Old One of her brothers was Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and another brother, Leopold, married, in 1816, Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only legitimate daughter of the future King George IV, and heiress presumptive to their British throne.

THIRTIES

1817 30 Years Old The death of Princess Charlotte of Wales, the wife of Victoria's brother Leopold in 1817, prompted a succession crisis, and, with Parliament offering a financial incentive, three of Charlotte's uncles, sons of George III, were prepared to marry. One of Charlotte's uncles, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767–1820) proposed to Victoria and she accepted. The couple were married on 29 May 1818 at Amorbach, and again, on 11 July 1818, at Kew, the second ceremony being a joint ceremony at which Edward's brother, the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, also married his wife, Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meningen. … Read More
1819 32 Years Old Soon after, Victoria became pregnant, and the Duke and Duchess, determined to have their child born in England, raced back, arriving at Dover on 23 April 1819, and moved into Kensington Palace, where she soon gave birth to a daughter: … Read More

FORTIES

1831 44 Years Old Conroy had high hopes for his patroness and himself: he envisioned Victoria succeeding the throne at a young age, thus needing a regency government, which, following the Regency Act of 1831, would be headed by the Princess's mother (who had already served in that capacity in Germany following the death of her first husband). … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1861 75 Years Old The Duchess died on 16 March 1861, at the age of 74. … Read More
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