Viktoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie von Hessen und bei Rhein (Hessen-Darmstadt), Herzogin, Marchioness of Milford Haven (1863 - 1950) MP

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Nicknames: "Victoria Mountbatten Marchioness of Milford Haven"
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, Britain (UK)
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, Britain (UK)
Occupation: Princess Consort of Battenberg, Marchioness Consort of Milford Haven
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Viktoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie von Hessen und bei Rhein (Hessen-Darmstadt), Herzogin, Marchioness of Milford Haven

  • Princess Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine,
  • By marriage Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven

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Her mother died while her brother and sisters were still young, which placed her in an early position of responsibility over her siblings. She married her father's first cousin, Prince Louis of Battenberg, an officer in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, in a love match and lived most of her married life in various parts of Europe at her husband's naval posts and visiting her many royal relations. She was perceived by her family as liberal in outlook, straightforward, practical and bright.

During World War I, two of her sisters who had married into the Russian royal family were murdered by communist revolutionaries, and she and her husband abandoned their German titles and adopted the British-sounding surname of Mountbatten, which was simply a translation into English of the German "Battenberg".

She was the maternal grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Viktoria von Hessen Darmstadt's Timeline

1863
April 5, 1863
Windsor, Berkshire, Britain (UK)
April 27, 1863
Windsor Castle, Berkshrire, ENG
1884
April 30, 1884
Age 21
Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
1885
February 25, 1885
Age 21
Tapestry Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
1889
July 13, 1889
Age 26
Heidelberg, Württemberg, Deutschland(DKR)
1892
December 6, 1892
Age 29
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
1900
June 25, 1900
Age 37
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
1950
September 24, 1950
Age 87
London, Middlesex, Britain (UK)
September 28, 1950
Age 87
Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Windsor Castle, Brkshr, England