Alexandrina Victoria was born on 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace in London. She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Princess Maria Louisa Victoria. Her father died shortly after her birth, so therefore she became heir to the throne because of her three uncles. she had a very lonely life, although she had a King Charles Spaniel, which was named Dash. She had a fun side, and this is shown by her loving a good joke, dancing, going to the opera and playing piano. At the age of 18, she became queen and could speak several languages, including Urdu, Hindu and many more.



Queen Victoria was married to her cousin, who was called Albert, together they produced 9 children, and their names were Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helen, Louise, Arthur and Beatrice. This Royal family, Victoria, Albert and the children had a seaside home at Osbourne House on The Isle of Wright, but their actual house was at Balmoral Castle. At Christmas, palace cooks prepared 50 turkeys and a side of beef for Christmas dinner. Also, Palace servants were given presents by Queen Victoria. In June 1837, King William IV died and Victoria got told early in the morning.



She was crowned Queen in 1838 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. During her reign, there were at 7 attempts to kill her, several attempts were whilst she was pregnant. Queen Victoria was Empress of India and Queen of the British Empire, which covered a quarter of the world.



Queen Victoria was buried at Windsor, in London, beside her husband  Albert in the Frogmore Royal Mausoleum. At the time of her death, she had lots of grandchildren(approximately 37). She died at the age of 81 at her Osbourne House Estate. Even though, she was overtaken by Queen Elizabeth II for the longest reign, Queen Victoria was still a formidable queen.



Queen Victoria will always be remembered as a truly great monarch, who was adored by her people. She was a true leader who inspired her subject across the globe and was quoted as saying, “We will not have failure, only success and new learning.” This is something that all people today can follow an achieve.

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