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Who was Queen Victoria? Queen Victoria was born on 24th May ,1819 at Kensington Palace, London. She was christened Alexandrine Victoria. However, from birth she was formally addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent . Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (the fourth son of King George lll ), and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
Her father died soon after she was born. Victoria was only 18 when she came to the throne, following the death of her uncle, William IV, in 1837, who had no legitimate children (children born to married parents). She was crowned in June 1838.
Her reign was the longest in British history. She became Queen on 20th June 1837 and reigned for exactly sixty-three years, seven months, and two days (June 20, 1837 - January 22, 1901).
Who did she marry and did she have any children?
She married her German cousin, Prince Albert on 10 th February 1840 and this marriage, which ended with his death in 1861, at the age of 42, was happy and produced nine children.
Did you know? Queen Victoria was only 5 feet (1.52 m) tall.
Victoria didn't go to school. She was taught at home. As well as learning languages, Victoria studied history, geography, and the Bible. She was taught how to play the piano and learned how to paint, a hobby that she enjoyed into her 60s. Victoria's first language was German. At three years old she learnt to speak English and French. Later she learnt to speak Hindustani because she was ruler of India as well.