Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the young Victoria

June 20, 1837

The new Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace on May 24, 1819.  She is the only child of the late HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of the late King George III, and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 

The Times noted today that "some expectation was excited that our young Queen Victoria -- may her name be an augury of triumphant fortune! -- would ave been proclaimed the rightful Sovereign of these realms in the course of the day."

I, for one, can imagine that tongues are already wagging in anticipation of who will the new Queen marry! 

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