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Victoria as a granddaughter: the women she called 'grandmamma'

In our present series on Royal Central, we are looking back at the women who were granddaughters of Queen Victoria. In some ways, their diverse and often surprising lives are the legacies of the great queen. A queen whose reign as longest reigning monarch in British history is about to end as her record is broken by another of her female descendants, our own Queen. But Victoria had some very…
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On Holiday with The Queen

On Monday 10th August, Queen Elizabeth II arrived for her annual summer holiday at the Scottish retreat of Balmoral Castle. For the next two months, she will reside at this 50,000-acre estate in Aberdeenshire. Originally purchased in 1852 by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the castle has been a treasured getaway for multiple generations of The Royal Family. Queen Victoria remarked in her diary…
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The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Princess Victoria of Wales

‘No one has ever had a sister like her’. The words of King George V, written about a younger sibling known to her family as Toria, perhaps best sum up the life of one of the quietest of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters. When she died many had almost forgotten about this rather lonely princess. Toria had been at the very heart of her her family but her devotion to her parents and siblings…
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The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

In the winter of 1900, Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein fled in a panic from Cumberland Lodge, clutching an alarming telegram. Arriving at Windsor Castle, she frantically explained to her mother, Queen Victoria, that the Duke of Anhalt had tersely demanded that her daughter, Marie Louise, should return at once to the Duchy to face divorce proceedings on the grounds that she had…
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