Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld Biography
Birthday: August 17, 1786 (Leo)
Born In: Coburg, Germany
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg Saalfed was a German Princess and later Duchess of Kent and Strathearn. She was the mother of the famous Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Born in Coburg, in the Holy Empire of the German Nation, to Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf, she was married to Prince Emich Carl at the early age of seventeen. Carl, however, passed away after eleven years of their marriage, after which she served as regent of the Principality of Leiningen. A few years after Carl’s death, she got married to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn. A year later, she gave birth to their daughter, Princess Victoria, who later became the famous British monarch Queen Victoria. Prince Edward passed away shortly. After the death of her father-in-law King George III, her daughter Victoria was the third in line to become the successor to the throne, after her uncles Frederick, Duke of York, and William, Duke of Clarence. Victoria therefore decided to stay in England, instead of going back to her homeland, Germany, in order to help Victoria ascend to the throne. Eventually, her daughter ascended the throne at the age of 18. Princess Victoria has been portrayed in a few TV series such as ‘Edward the Seventh’, a British drama series that aired during the 1970s. She has also been portrayed in the British-American drama film ‘The Young Victoria’.