Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg


Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg was queen consort of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. She was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom; also the first cousin of King George V of the United Kingdom, Queen Maud of Norway, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, Queen Marie of Romania, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, Queen Louise of Sweden, and Queen Sophia of the Hellenes.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.


1887 Birth Victoria Eugenie was born on 24 October 1887 at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland. … Read More
1893 5 Years Old …  She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousins, the Duke (later King George V) and Duchess of York on 6 July 1893. … Read More


1901 13 Years Old After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the Battenbergs moved to London and took up residence in Kensington Palace. … Read More
After a year of rumours about which princess Alfonso would marry, his mother finally acceded to her son's selection in January 1906 and wrote a letter to Princess Henry of Battenberg, Victoria Eugenie's mother, telling her about the love Alfonso felt for her daughter and seeking unofficial contact with the king. … Read More


1909 21 Years Old …  For instance, in 1909, Madrid's stately neoclassical bridge crossing the Manzanares River was named after her as the "Puente de la Reina Victoria".
1912 24 Years Old In 1912, the monumental opera house and theater "Teatro Victoria Eugenia" in San Sebastián, Spain, was named after her.


1920 32 Years Old In 1920, she launched the Spanish Navy Cruiser Reina Victoria Eugenia which was named after her. … Read More
1923 35 Years Old In 1923, the Pope conferred upon her the Golden Rose which was the first time this honor had been awarded on a British-born princess since 1555 when Pope Julius III conferred one upon Queen Mary I of England. … Read More


1942 54 Years Old …  In 1942 Queen Victoria Eugenie was obliged to leave Italy having become persona non grata to the Italian government, according to Harold Tittmann, a U.S. representative at the Vatican at the time, for her "ill-disguised leanings to the Allied cause."


1968 80 Years Old Queen Victoria Eugenie returned briefly to Spain in February 1968, to stand as godmother at the baptism of her great-grandson, Infante Felipe, the son of Infante Juan Carlos and Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark. … Read More
1969 82 Years Old Victoria Eugenie died in Lausanne on 15 April 1969, aged 81, exactly 38 years after she had left Spain for exile. … Read More
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