Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom Biography
(Youngest Child of Queen Victoria)
Birthday: April 14, 1857 (Aries)
Born In: London, England
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was the youngest daughter of the British monarch Queen Victoria. She is remembered as the darling of her father, Prince Albert, and close confidante of her mother till her last days. After her father’s death, she declared that she would not get married and devote her life to assist her mother. However, there were many suitors and she finally married Prince Henry, who gave up his commitment in Germany and lived in the Buckingham palace with his family and the Queen. They had four children together. Beatrice was a carrier of haemophilia that affected her children and generations to come. Her husband died in the Anglo – Asante war but Beatrice remained loyal to her mother even after his death. She lived in the Kensington Palace and was made governor of the Isle of Wight after Prince Henry was no more. She was also President of the Frank James Memorial Hospital and took up various social causes, like the poor living conditions of miners. After the death of Queen Victoria, her importance diminished as her ideas did not coincide with her brother, King Edward VII. She spent her last days in Brantridge Park, West Sussex, where she finished compiling her mother’s journals that are preserved till today.