Facts about Queen Victoria for kids

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Who was Queen Victoria?

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Her reign was the longest of any monarch in British history and came to be known as the Victorian era.

Did you know?
Queen Victoria was 5 foot (1.52 m) tall

Who were Victoria’s parents?

Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward (Duke of Kent) and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

Prince Edward (1767-1820) was the fourth son of King George lll.

Did you know?

Both Queen Elizabeth, the Queen today, and her consort (as her husband is known), the Duke of Edinburgh, are great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria.

When was Queen Victoria born?

Where was Queen Victoria born?

What name was Victoria christened as?

Did you know?
Queen Victoria’s family nickname was ‘Drina’.

Childhood and School

Victoria was part of a family of Germans, mainly called George, who came from Hanover.

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.

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.

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When did Victoria become Queen?

Queen Victoria came to the throne when she was only 18 years of age on June 20, 1837. Her coronation was a year later on 28 June 1838.

Who did Queen Victoria marry?
At the age of 21, Victoria married her cousin, Albert of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, a German Prince. They married on the 10th February 1840 at the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace.

Victoria had nine children, 40 grand-children and 37 great-grandchildren, scattered all over Europe. Most of Queen Victoria’s children married into other royal families of Europe.

How long exactly did Queen Victoria reign?

Queen Victoria reigned for exactly sixty-three years, seven months, and two days (June 20, 1837 – January 22, 1901). Queen Victoria is our longest ever serving monarch.

How old was Victoria when she inherited the throne?

Where did Queen Victoria live?

Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live in Buckingham Palace.

Did you know?

Victoria was known as the “Grandmother of Europe” because many of her children and grandchildren married into the royal families of other European countries.

What hobbies did Queen Victoria have?

Queen Victoria loved singing and she enjoyed painting and drawing. She loved going to the opera.

How did Britain change whilst Victoria was Queen?
Whilst Victoria was Queen there was a tremendous change in the lives of British people:

Britain became the most powerful country in the world, with the largest empire that had ever existed, ruling a quarter of the world’s population.

The number of people living in Britain more than doubled, causing a huge demand for food, clothes and housing.

Factories and machines were built to meet this demand and new towns grew up, changing the landscape and the ways people lived and worked.

Railways, originally built to transport goods, meant people could travel easily around the country for the first time.

Did you know?
Queen Victoria survived seven assassination attempts

When did Queen Victoria die?

Queen Victoria died on 22 January, 1901 at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. She was 81.

Queen Victoria was survived by 6 children, 40 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, including four future sovereigns of England: Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI.

Where is Queen Victoria buried?

She is buried in a mausoleum at Frogmore, Windsor.

Who became the next King or Queen after Victoria?

How many children did Queen Victoria have?

Queen Victoria had 9 children.
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