The Royal Women

Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld – Finding happiness (Part one)

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was born on 17 August 1786 as the daughter of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf. Her parents had a total of ten children, of which seven survived to adulthood. Victoria’s sister Juliane married Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia, while another sister named Antoinette married Duke Alexander [read more]

The Royal Women

Queen Victoria & The Kensington System

The future Queen Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George III, and the widowed Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. She had come ahead in the unexpected baby race between her uncles, following the death of the future King George IV’s only legitimate child, Charlotte of [read more]