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Beatrice of the United Kingdom

Royal Wedding Recollections – King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg

On 31 May 1906, Madrid lavishly celebrated a royal wedding. King Alfonso XIII of Spain, who had been born posthumously to King Alfonso XII of Spain and Maria Christina of Austria, was set the marry the beautiful 18-year-old Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Victoria Eugenie was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her youngest daughter [read more]

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Book News December 2019

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth Hardcover – 31 October 2019 (UK) & 3 December 2019 (US) Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections [read more]

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Alice of the United Kingdom

Queen Victoria and haemophilia

When the future Queen Victoria was born in 1819, no one knew that she was the carrier of a blood disease that would go down in history as the “royal disease.” Haemophilia was quite misunderstood in Queen Victoria’s day, and few haemophiliacs were expected to live to adulthood. Queen Victoria’s youngest son Prince Leopold turned [read more]

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Alice of the United Kingdom

Queen Victoria and postpartum depression

Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert had nine children together. She was pregnant for around 80 months total in the 1840s and 1850s, over six years in total and this does not take any recovery into account. Queen Victoria knew all too well that childbirth could easily kill her – her cousin Charlotte of [read more]

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Beatrice of the United Kingdom – “The most amusing baby we have had”

Princess Beatrice was the youngest of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s nine children. She was born on the 14th of April 1857 at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria shocked the public and the church by using “blessed chloroform” to ease her pains during her final child’s delivery. Despite having eight children already, Victoria and Albert were besotted [read more]

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Princess Beatrice – Queen Victoria’s companion

This article was written by Holly Sennett. The Baby of the Family Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was born on the 14th of April 1857 at Buckingham Palace. Beatrice was the fifth daughter and ninth and last child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. During the birth of her last child, Queen Victoria used [read more]