How many children did Queen Victoria have?

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had nine children.

  • Victoria, Princess Royal (the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria) was born in 1840. She became the Empress of Germany by marrying Frederick III, Emperor of Germany, and she died in 1901.

  • Edward Albert, the Prince of Wales (next in line for the throne) was born in 1841 and in 1863 got married to Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Edward became Edward VII, King of England, following Queen Victoria’s death in 1901. He died in 1910.
  • Alice Maud Mary was born in 1843. She married Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse in 1862. She died in 1878.
  • Alfred Ernest Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, was born in 1844. He married Princess Marie of Russia in 1874 and he died in 1900.
  • Helena Augusta Victoria, born in 1846, married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein and died in 1923.
  • Louise Caroline Alberta was born in 1848. She married John Campbell, Duke of Argyll and Marquis of Lorne in 1871. She died in 1939
  • Arthur William Patrick Albert, born in 1850, married Princess Louise of Prussia. He died in 1942.
  • Leopold George Duncan Albert was born in 1853. He married Princess Helena Frederica of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and he died in 1884.
  • Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was born in 1856. She married Prince Henry of Battenberg and she died in 1944.
Queen Victoria and her children
Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children.

Victoria and Albert also had 42 grandchildren and more than 80 great-grandchildren.

Prince Albert only got to meet 2 of his grandchildren before his death in 1861, but Queen Victoria lived long enough to meet all of her grandchildren and many of her great-grandchildren.

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, was the last of Victoria’s grandchildren to pass away. She died in 1981 in Kensington Palace aged 97.

Find out more about Queen Victoria, or visit our Victorians resources page.

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