Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A girl for the Battenbergs

February 25, 1885

Princess Victoria, the wife of Prince Louis of Battenberg, was "safely delivered of a daughter at Windsor Castle," earlier today. reports the New York Times.

The mother and her infant daughter are said to be "doing well."

Princess Victoria is the eldest child of the late Princess Alice, third child of Queen Victoria, and Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine.  She married Prince Louis, her father's first cousin, at Darmstadt, on April 30, 1884.

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