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British Kings And Queens Who Outlived Their Children

British Kings And Queens Who Outlived Their Children


The Duke of Kent’s daughter, Queen Victoria got here to the throne in 1837 and stayed there till the flip of the following century. She and her husband, Prince Albert, had 9 kids, all of whom lived to maturity. Nevertheless, being fairly long-lived herself meant that the queen nonetheless buried a number of of her kids.

Princess Alice was the third baby of Queen Victoria; after her marriage, she grew to become the Grand Duchess of Hesse. She had seven kids of her personal, however sadly, one in all them died throughout a diphtheria outbreak that affected virtually each member of her household. Whereas comforting one other one in all her unwell kids, Alice caught the illness herself. She died at age 35 on December 14, 1878, which was 17 years to the day after Victoria misplaced her husband Albert.

Whereas Prince Leopold’s early dying was tragic, it was additionally a miracle he lived so long as he did, since he was born with hemophilia and suffered from epilepsy. Nevertheless, he managed to attend Oxford, get married, and have his personal kids earlier than he died in 1884. Whereas in France, he tripped and injured himself badly sufficient that his hemophilia made it inconceivable to recuperate. He was 31.

Prince Alfred, who’d entered the Navy when he was 14, died lower than a 12 months earlier than his mom, in 1900, making it to the age of 55. He died from throat most cancers.


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