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Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom

British princess
The basics
About
Date of birth Marlborough House, City of Westminster, Greater London, London
Date of death Dec 03, 1935 Coppins
Family
Brother(s): Prince Albert Victor Duke of Clarence and Avondale George V
Mother: Alexandra of Denmark
Sister(s): Maud of Wales Louise Princess Royal
Father: Edward VII
Awards Order of the Crown of India
Authority VIAF id
The details
Biography

Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary; 6 July 1868 – 3 December 1935), known as "Toria", was the fourth child and second daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark, and the younger sister of George V.

Early life

Princess Victoria was born on 6 July 1868 at Marlborough House, London. Her father was Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her mother was Alexandra, Princess of Wales, the eldest daughter of King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark.

She was christened at Marlborough House on 6 August 1868 by Archibald Campbell Tait, Bishop of London.

Princess Victoria was educated at home by tutors and spent her childhood at Marlborough House and Sandringham. The Princess was particularly close to her brother, George, the future King George V .

With her sisters, she was a bridesmaid at the wedding in 1885 of their paternal aunt Princess Beatrice to Prince Henry of Battenberg. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York (future King George V and Queen Mary) on 6 July 1893.

Princess Victoria with her dog, Mac, taken by her mother

Personal life

Although she had a number of suitors, the most famous of them being King Carlos I of Portugal, Princess Victoria never married and had no children. Her mother, Alexandra, is believed to have actively discouraged her from marrying. Instead she remained a companion to her parents, particularly her mother, with whom she lived until Queen Alexandra's death in 1925. The Princess then set up her own home at Coppins, Iver, in Buckinghamshire. She took a particular interest in the village life, becoming honorary president of the Iver Horticultural Society.

Later life

Princess Victoria's last years were plagued with health issues. She suffered from neuralgia, migraines, indigestion, depression, colds and influenza. Princess Victoria died at home on 3 December 1935. Her funeral took place on 7 December 1935 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where she was initially buried. Her remains were later moved and reburied at the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore, Windsor Great Park, on 8 January 1936. Her death greatly affected King George V, who died one month later.

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Princess Victoria's coat of arms until 1917

Titles and styles

  • 6 July 1868 – 22 January 1901: Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Wales
  • 22 January 1901 – 3 December 1935: Her Royal Highness The Princess Victoria

Honours

  • Imperial Order of the Crown of India, 6 August 1887
  • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
  • Member First Class of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert
  • Member First Class of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII
  • Member First Class of the Royal Family Order of King George V

Arms

Upon her younger sister's marriage in 1896, Princess Victoria was awarded a personal coat of arms, being the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, bearing an inescutcheon of the shield of Saxony and differenced with a label argent of five points, the first, third and fifth bearing roses gules, and the second and fourth crosses gules. The inescutcheon was dropped by royal warrant in 1917.

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