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Meet Princess Viktoria of Prussia: 5 Things You Should Know

Princess Viktoria of Prussia was the second daughter and fifth child of Prince Frederick of Prussia, later Emperor Frederick III, and Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter and child of Queen Victoria. She was born on Apr. 12, 1866. If you don't know that much about Princess Viktoria, here are five facts about here.

Princess Viktoria was affectionately known in the family as Moreta. 

Viktoria was devoted to her mother and very English in her ways.

The Princess was almost engaged to Prince Alexander of Battenberg. The match, however, met bitter opposition from her grandfather, Emperor Wilhelm I and Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, so the engagement had to be cancelled. 

She married Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, a younger son of Adolf I, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, on Nov. 19, 1890. Their marriage was, however, childless. 

On Nov. 19, 1927, she married Alexander Zoubkoff, a Russian refugee described as a "dancer." Zoubkoff was 35 years younger than she. Her siblings strongly opposed the marriage.

By the final years of her life, the princess' finances were strained (worsened by her husband's quandary). Viktoria had no choice but to auction was remained in the Schaumburg Palace, the sales of which were not enough to cover a third of her debts. She left the palace and settled  in a single furnished room in the Bonn suburb of Mehlem. 


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