Queen Victoria and Married life.

@garymarsh6 (17282)
United Kingdom
May 15, 2019 1:33am CST
Queen Victoria. Married life. Queen Victoria had met her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe –Coburg and Gotha when she was 17. She met him again and proposed to him in October 1839 and married at St. James Palace in February 1840. Queen Victoria was a trend setter. She married in a complete white dress and set a fashion that continues to this day. She forbade anyone else to wear white at her wedding. The design of the dress was destroyed so that her dress could not be copied. A year later they had their first child who was one of nine that followed. 1. Victoria the Princess Royal. Married Frederick III German Emperor 2. Edward VII. Married Princess Alexandra of Denmark. 3. Princess Alice Married Prince Louis Ludwig IV Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine. 4. Alfred Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha Married Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia 5. Princess Helena Married Prince Christian of Schleswig Holstein. 6. Princes Louise Married Marquess of Lorne 9th Duke ofArgyll 7. Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught & Strathearn Married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia 8. Prince Leopold Duke of Albany Married Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont 9. Princess Beatrice Married Prince Henry of Battenburg. Their children married into other Royal families throughout Europe creating stronger bonds and strengthening the European dynasties. All of the children went on to have their own children with the exception of Princess Louise who remained childless. In total there were 42 grandchildren many of whom married into other Royal families around Europe. Queen Victoria became known as the grandmother of Europe. Queen Victoria curse. Queen Victoria carried the haemophilia gene a blood clotting disorder which she passed on to some of her children. Her youngest son Leopold developed Haemophilia and two of her daughters became carriers of this disease. Other children around Europes Royal Families also developed Haemophila none so famous as Alexei Tsarevich of Russia from the Romanov dynasty. Victoria’s World came crushing down. Queen Victoria’s mother the Dowager Duchess of Kent died in March 1861. Following her death. Queen Victoria became inconsolable when she read the diaries of her mother who she realised loved her unconditionally. She blamed Lord Conroy and Baroness Lehzen for tainting the relationship between them. Prince Albert took on some of the responsibilities of Victoria while she came to terms with the loss of her mother. Worse was to come later in the year. Sadly Prince Albert died at an early age of 42 on 14th December 1861. His cause of death was recorded as Typhoid. However two years previously on a trip to Germany the Princes carriage had bolted and crashed he jumped from the carriage just in the nick of time however from then on he was plagued with stomach troubles. Historians hazard a guess that in fact he had Crohn’s disease, renal failure or abdominal cancer which would certainly tie in with the symptoms he had been suffering with. Queen Victoria went into a state of Mourning and withdrew from Public life. She did continue with managing affairs of state but would not be seen in public for many years. Initially Prince Albert was buried in St. George’s chapel Windsor until a mausoleum at Frogmore was built for him and Queen Victoria to be laid to rest. For the rest of her life Queen Victoria only wore black.
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
15 May
Back in time we surely do not see a Royal marrying someone who was not of "noble family", times have changed. I think that also Queen Elizabeth husband is a distant cousin.
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@Fleura (9526)
• United Kingdom
15 May
You are right, they are also cousins (though not as close as Victoria and Albert). Of course since Victoria's children married into most of the royal houses of Europe, it would be hard to find a royal who wasn't related!
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@LadyDuck (219405)
• Switzerland
15 May
@Fleura In the old times they were all related because they only married among them.
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@Fleura (9526)
• United Kingdom
15 May
@LadyDuck And it led to the downfall of the Habsburg dynasty and the war of Spanish succession!
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@rebelann (48742)
• El Paso, Texas
15 May
Well, I didn't find the funny tidbit you promised, did I miss it?
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
Tomorrow
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@rebelann (48742)
• El Paso, Texas
16 May
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@jstory07 (78516)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 May
This was a very interesting read. Three of my grand children are European American citizens.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
You never know we could be related Judy!
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@jstory07 (78516)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May
@garymarsh6 When I did a the ancestrydna test I was 95% Great Britain. That is where my family is from.
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@JohnRoberts (81450)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
There was Mr. Brown though nothing of a physical thing likely happened.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
No one is sure and it was not just John Brown!
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@dya80dya (14557)
• Romania
15 May
Interesting information.
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@Janet357 (13954)
15 May
Oh, so it was okay for the royals to be married into their first cousins!
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
So it seems. Yes amongst the Royal households. It was to keep interwoven in the great Royal houses of Europe"!
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@Janet357 (13954)
15 May
@garymarsh6 good thing, their kids were born normal No physical or mental defects.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
@Janet357 No some of them were carriers of Haemophilia.
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@Sojourn (4371)
• India
15 May
Some interesting historical account about Queen Victoria.Thank You.It is nice to know that she pioneered the tradition of wearing white gown by the bride in weddings.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
Yes that is quite interesting fact. A trend setter eh!
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@Sojourn (4371)
• India
16 May
@garymarsh6 Not the celebrity kind of trend setting that we know of in modern days,but better than that.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
16 May
@Sojourn Oh course. With a bit more class eh!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
15 May
Very interesting. Out of them all, I was only aware of Edward VII.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
He was not the nicest of people.He did some dispicable things to his mother!
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@DianneN (117920)
• United States
15 May
@garymarsh6 I won't dare ask.
@rakski (27643)
• Philippines
15 May
good historical information there
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
She was a fascinating person!
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@rakski (27643)
• Philippines
15 May
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@Mulidi (1418)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
15 May
Atlest today I know something for her thanks for sharing
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
Great. I hope you found it interesting!
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@Mulidi (1418)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
15 May
@garymarsh6 yes at least I know little for her that's better than know nothing
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@GardenGerty (110970)
• United States
15 May
Your accounts are more interesting than I remember my textbooks being. Of course I am older now and may have more appreciation.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I always loved history and geography more so than technical stuff!"
• Northampton, England
15 May
didnt they accuse his son of being Jack the Ripper?
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
He being who? There were some rumours that the son of Edward VII Duke of Clarence may have been but it has more or less been dismissed as speculation and gossip!
@dodo19 (36109)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May
Wow, 42 grandchildren! That's quite something.
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@garymarsh6 (17282)
• United Kingdom
15 May
Works out roughly five each although that is not the truth some had more some less!
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@simone10 (28132)
• United States
20 May
It seems odd to us to marry cousins but back in the day it was quite common.
@Tampa_girl7 (30444)
• United States
20 May
I love these types of discussions.
@aninditasen (1880)
• Raurkela, India
16 May
Beautiful and sad history.
@debjani1 (5891)
16 May
That was the time when the relation doesn't matter to whom you are married. We can't even think of married to a man from our own relatives. Time changed.