Victoria, Princess Royal

Victoria, Princess Royal

Born Nov 21, 1840

Victoria, Princess Royal was the eldest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert. She was created Princess Royal of the United Kingdom in 1841. She became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. After her husband's death, she became widely known as Empress Frederick .… Read More

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1840 Birth Princess Victoria was born on 21 November 1840 at Buckingham Palace, London. … Read More
She was baptised in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace on 10 February 1841 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Howley. … Read More
1851 10 Years Old In 1851, Victoria met her future husband, Prince Frederick William of Prussia (18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888), when he and his parents were invited to London by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to attend the opening of the Great Exhibition. … Read More


1855 14 Years Old The couple became engaged in 1855 while Frederick was on a visit to Balmoral; Victoria was just fourteen, while her future husband was a young man of twenty-four. The Prussian Court and Buckingham Palace publicly announced the engagement on 19 May 1857.
1858 17 Years Old Seventeen-year-old Victoria married Frederick, at Queen Victoria's insistence, at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, on 25 January 1858. … Read More


1872 31 Years Old …  As a talented and gifted artist in her own right, she was a patron of the arts and learning, becoming one of the organizers of the 1872 Industrial Art Exhibition. … Read More


1899 58 Years Old Victoria was diagnosed with inoperable breast cancer in 1899 during a visit to her mother at Balmoral.
1900 59 Years Old By the autumn of 1900, the cancer spread to her spine and after much suffering, she died at Castle Friedrichshof on 5 August 1901, less than seven months after the death of her mother, Queen Victoria.


1901 60 Years Old 1 More Event
At her request – in which she made explicit her concern that the letters, which she had had sent back to herself at Kronberg, should not fall into the hands of her son William II and that he should not know what had happened to them – the letters were brought back to England in a cloak-and-dagger operation by Frederick Ponsonby, her godson, the private secretary of Edward VII, who was making his (Edward's) final visit to his terminally ill sister in Kronberg for a week up to 1 March 1901. … Read More
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