Friday, March 30, 2012

Descendants of Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was one of the most important royal of England. The royal descendants of Queen Victoria became the rulers of Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Spain after the outbreak of World War I. Some of the descendants of Queen Victoria have gone on to become important royals in history of England. You can count an emperor, a king emperor, an empress consort and four queens consort in that list. Due to this reason, Victoria was also nicknamed as the "the grandmother of Europe'.

The direct descendants of Queen Victoria are as mentioned below:

o Edward VII was born on 9 November 1841. He was married to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, daughter of Christian IX. They had 5 children together namely Prince Albert, George V, Princess Louise of Great Britain and Ireland, Princess Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland and Princess Maud of Great Britain and Ireland.

o Princess Victoria was born on 21 November 1840, and she was married to Friedrich III. Their descendants were William II and the Princess Sophie of Prussia.

o Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland was born on 25 April 1843 and was married to Osborne Ludwig IV. One of his descendents was Alix Hesse, who was born on 6 June 1872.

o Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was born on 6 August 1844 and was married to Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. Their direct descendant was Princess Marie of Edinburgh, who was born on 29 October 1875.

o Princess Beatrice was born on 14 April 1857 ,and she was married to Osborne, Isle of Wight. Her direct descendant was Princess Viktoria Eugenia von Battenberg, who was born on 24 October 1887.

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