Queen Victoria, 1849: Victoria had been the ruling British monarch for 12 years by the time she was 30 in 1849. She had also been married for nine years, to Albert, and had given birth to six children (she eventually had nine). The year 1949 also marked Victoria’s first visit to Ireland, which had it share of nationalist fervor. The visit was deemed a success, though any peace wouldn’t last.
Queen Victoria- Mother of all Europe. Carrier of hemophilia. She bore 9 children, all of which married into different European kingdoms, making her the Mother of Europe as well as a spreader of the blood disease.. She was the longest reigning female monarch in history.
Princess Victoria Alice (Alice) of Battenberg (1885-1969) became a religious mystic. She was placed in a mental institution by her husband, Prince Andrew of Greece, in 1930. After three years she gained her release but understandably did not return to Prince Andrew. She lived in Athens during WWII working with the poor. Alice later established an order of Greek Orthodox nursing nuns. She was deaf and read lips in 3 languages.
Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia was a daughter of Alexander II of Russia/Empress Maria Alexandrovna. Maria became the wife of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the 2nd son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She died in exile in Switzerland after World War I when Coburg, the principality her husband and nephew had ruled, ceased to exist. It has been said that she died of shock when the postman delivered a letter addressed to plain 'Frau Coburg.'
Princess Alice was the first of Queen Victoria's children to die. She passed away in 1878, on the 14th December (the anniversary of her father's death). She was, at that point, the Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine. Queen Victoria presented framed photos of her daughter to all her staff as Christmas gifts, in what was a very subdued Christmas season.