The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter

By Matthew Dennison

An engrossing biography of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter that specializes in her dating together with her willful mother―a robust and insightful examine girls of important significance and impact in international history

Beatrice was once the final baby born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Her father died while she used to be 4 and Victoria got here to depend upon her youngest daughter completely, and in addition demanded from her whole submission. Beatrice succumbed to her mother's obsessive love, in order that by the point she used to be in her past due adolescents she used to be her consistent spouse. even supposing Victoria attempted to avoid Beatrice from on the other hand a lot as considering love, her protect slipped while Beatrice met Prince Henry of Battenberg. unfortunately, Beatrice inherited the hemophilia gene from her mom, which she handed directly to of her 4 sons and which her daughter Victoria Eugenia, in marrying Alfonso XIII of Spain, in flip handed directly to the Spanish royal family members. This new exam will fix her to her right prominence―as Queen Victoria's moment consort.

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The brilliant spot during this lifeless home’­ five. ­ ‘­Beatrice is kind of well’­ 6. ­ ‘­A worried manner of conversing and laughing’­ 7. ­ ‘­Auntie Beatrice sends you several loves’­ eight. ­ ‘­Youngest daughters have an obligation to widowed mothers’­ nine. ­ ‘­The flower of the flock’­ 10. ­ ‘­A solid, convenient, considerate servant’­ eleven. ­ ‘­She is my consistent companion’­ 12. ­ ‘­Dear Beatrice suffered a lot from rheumatism’­ thirteen. ­ ‘­If in simple terms she may possibly marry now’­ 14. ­ The Handsomest kin in Europe 15. ­ ‘­Many daughters have acted virtuously, yet thou excelleth them all’­ sixteen.

Nine within the similar 12 months, the Princess of Wales's lady-in-waiting woman Macclesfield encountered the more youthful royal little ones at Windsor. She used to be unimpressed through Beatrice, whom she thought of petted and spoilt. On that get together Beatrice introduced to girl Macclesfield that the Queen had selected the names ‘Albert Victor’ for the Prince and Princess of Wales's baby eldest son. The Prince had but to talk to the Queen in regards to the subject, and his next annoyance at Beatrice's prattle can have colored girl Macclesfield's recollection of his youngest sister.

146. 14 Aronson, Theo, Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes (London, Cassell, 1972), p. 151. 15 Ibid. sixteen Fulford (ed. ), Your pricey Letter, p. 311. 17 Stothard, Jane T. , The lifetime of the Empress Eugenie (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1906), p. 296. 18 girl Waterpark's Diary, nine August 1876. 19 Stothard, op. cit. , p. 290. 20 Aronson, op. cit. , p. 169. 21 Wade, Alf, The South African army heritage Society, army historical past magazine, vol. three, no. 2, ‘The Prince Imperial', 1974 22 Stothard, op. cit. , p. 273. 23 Weintraub, op.

Louise denied any fact within the claims, rebutting the total affair as a concoction of Beatrice's and Helena's to undermine her place at court docket. The statement may be taken care of carefully: Louise not just suffered from a persecution advanced, she habitually sought out grievances with the 2 sisters who have been closest to the Queen. ‘Louise is as traditional a lot down on her sisters. wish she will not remain lengthy or she is going to do mischief! ’ Dr Reid wrote to his spouse on an identical celebration numerous years later. 7 presently after the Louise-Bigge affair, Liko left for the Ashanti.

478. sixteen Meres, the Rev. H. J. , ‘A Sermon Preached within the Stowell Memorial Church, Salford, nine, February 1896, the Sunday after the Funeral of His Royal Highness Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg’, p. 18. 17 Fulford (ed. ), Your pricey Letter, p. 303. 18 Ibid. , p. 309. 19 Hough, recommendation, p. seventy four. 20 ‘Mr vibrant at the Princess Beatrice's Dowry’, sixteen may well 1885, assortment Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. 21 The Prince of Wales to John vibrant, MP, Marlborough residence, 19 may possibly 1885, assortment Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

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