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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria’s Children

The Queen and her husband Prince Albert had nine children between 1840 and 1857. Most of their children married into other Royal families of Europe to shape the monarchies of today. It is rumoured that the Queen was not particularly maternal when her children were younger as they took her time away from Albert.


  • Edward VII (born 1841), married Alexandra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark.
  • Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (born 1844) married Marie of Russia.
  • Arthur, Duke of Connaught (born 1850) married Louise Margaret of Prussia.
  • Leopold, Duke of Albany (born 1853) married Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont.


  • Victoria, Princess Royal (born 1840) married Friedrich III, German Emperor.
  • Alice (born 1843) married Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine.
  • Helena (born 1846) married Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Louise (born 1848) married John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll.
  • Beatrice (born 1857) married Henry of Battenberg.

Find out more about Queen Victoria’s children

The centre book details letters sent between the Queen and her daughters.