Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819.

She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III.

Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne

because the three uncles who were ahead of her in the succession

– George IV, Frederick Duke of York, and William IV –

had no legitimate children who survived.




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