Victoria of the United Kingdom

Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, Princess Royal of the United Kingdom

Called “Vicky” by her family. As widow commonly known as “Kaiserin Friedrich” to distinguish her from her daughter-in-law, Empress Auguste Viktoria.

Daughter of Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861) and his wife Victoria, Queen regnant of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

Born: Buckingham Palace, London 21. Nov 1840

Christened: Throne Room, Buckingham Palace 10. Feb 1841


  • Leopold I., King of the Belgians (her mother’s uncle)
  • Ernst I., Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (her paternal grandfather)
  • Augustus, Duke of Sussex (her mother’s uncle)
  • Dowager Queen Adelaide of Great Britain and Ireland (widow of King William IV, her mother’s uncle)
  • Mary, Duchess of Gloucester (her mother’s aunt)
  • Victoria, Duchess of Kent (her maternal grandmother)

Married: Chapel Royal, St. James Palace 25. Jan 1858 Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia, as Friedrich III. German Emperor in 1888 (1831-1888)


Died: Friedrichshof Castle, Kronberg 5. Aug 1901 from breast cancer

Buried: Royal Mausoleum, Friedenskirche (Church of Peace), Potsdam



Source: Detlev Schwennicke "Europäische Stammtafeln. Neue Folgen", Vol. I/1, 1998, Vittorio Klostermann; Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997; for christening and godparents see Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page