Wife of the Edward Duke of Kent the 4th son of the "mad" King George III, Mother of Queen Alexandrina Victoria, sister of Leopold I (Leopold Georg Christian Friedrich ) (1790-1865) King of the Belgians. Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861).
Husband of 1st wife Princess Charlotte (1796–1817) & 2nd wife Louise of Orléans (1812–1850). Leopold I (1790-1865) King of the Belgians by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Leopold I arranged the marriage of his niece Queen Victoria (1819-1901) the daughter of his sister Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786-1861) to his nephew Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1819–1861) son of his brother Ernest I Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784–1844).
Queen Victoria and youngest child, Princess Beatrice. The photograph was taken in October 1862. Members of the British royal family were in Brussels for the engagement of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, which took place at Laeken, the palace of Queen Victoria’s uncle, King Leopold.
Queen Victoria and family at Coburg on 21 April 1894, assembled for the wedding of Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1876-1936) and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868-1937), both grandchildren of Queen Victoria. The wedding took place on 19 April 1894. The group includes members of the Prussian and Russian royal families. From the Royal Archives. (Thanks to Veronica Viersen for finding the information to accompany this image).
Queen Victoria was born in 1819 in Kensington Palace in London. Her name was Alexandrina Victoria. When Princess Victoria was 18 years old her uncle King William died and she became queen. Victoria married her handsome cousin Albert a young prince from Germany (She had proposed to him). She reigned as Queen of England from 1837 - 1901.
George III was the grandson of George II. In his later years he was known as 'Mad King George'. He is known as 'the King who lost America'. His son ruled as Prince Regent and then as King George IV after his father died.