Updated: Sep 10, 2022
A look at Queen Victoria's family tree.
"The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha"
Clip: Manchester Guardian
An interesting look at the family tree of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, beginning with Queen Victoria's Grandfather, German Prince Francis Frederick Antony of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. This chart was prepared before King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to his brother Albert, Queen Elizabeth II's father, who reigned as King George VI until his death in 1952. King Edward VIII held the throne for less than one year in 1936 and never had a coronation.
The city of Victoria, British Columbia, is named after Queen Victoria. Saxe Point in Esquimalt, British Columbia, is named after the House of Saxe-Coburg, as is the Coburg Peninsula, more popularly known as the Esquimalt Lagoon.
"Queen Victoria of Britain and Her Daughter"
Photo: Public Domain
Victoria took the throne on June 20, 1837, shortly after her 18th birthday, and was coronated a year later. She reigned for almost 64 years and died as Britain's longest-reigning monarch on January 22, 1901. In 2016, however, Britain's late Queen Elizabeth II beat Queen Victoria's longstanding reign. Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, as the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She was 96 years old.
This is the earliest known photograph of Queen Victoria as she sat for a portrait with her eldest daughter, 'Victoria, Princess Royal,' in 1845. Little Victoria later married German Emperor, Fredrick III.
"Queen Victoria's Mother"
This is a portrait of German Princess Victoria and her daughter. The little Princess later became Queen of the British throne and the namesake of Victoria, British Columbia in Canada.
German Princess Victoria gave birth to 'Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent' on May 24, 1819, a day which is still celebrated in Canada as Victoria Day.