|The Princess Victoria, c. 1905 |
(borrowed from Wikimedia)
Although virtually unknown to the majority of the British public, the shy Princess Victoria was related to half the crown heads of Europe, including Queen Maud of Norway, former Queen Victoria of Spain, Queen Marie of Rumania, King Christian of Denmark and King George of Greece.
The Princess was born Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary on July 6, 1868 to the then-Prince and Princess of Wales. Affectionately called Toria, she never married and remained a constant companion of her parents, especially her mother, Queen Alexandra, whom she lived with until the latter's death in 1925. The Princess eventually established her home at Coppins in Iver, Buckinghamshire. There, she led a rather quiet life while participating in numerous village interests.
(Her remains were interred at the Royal Vault in Windsor Castle on December 7).