Victoria, Princess Royal (1840 – 1901) was German Empress and Queen of Prussia as the wife of German Emperor Frederick III. She was the eldest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert.
Princess Victoria married Prince Frederick of Prussia, then second-in-line to the throne in 1858. Queen Victoria's insistence that the wedding be held in London upset her Hohenzollern in-laws.
While Victoria and Frederick had a good marriage, her views were far too liberal for the Prussian court. Her mother's insistence on equally loyalty to her homeland and her new country put enormous mental strain on Vicky and became a cause of her isolation in Berlin.
Brought up a liberal she tried to steer her husband towards creating a constitutionally monarchy. This brought her into conflict with both Bismarck and her oldest son Wilhelm. She was an accomplished painter and promoted women's education.
She was Empress for 99 days and nursed her husband as he lay dying from cancer of the larynx. Upon his death in 1888 she was ejected from the Neues Schloss in Potsdam by her son. She moved to Kronberg im Taunus where she built a new residence with her own money.
Victoria devoted her final years to painting. In late 1898, physicians diagnosed the empress dowager with inoperable breast cancer. She died in 1901, seven months after her mother and was laid to rest next to her deceased husband at the Friedenskirche, Sanssouci in Potsdam.
Here is a selection of paintings by the Empress:
Prince Henry of Prussia
Princess Charlotte of Prussia
Princess Marie of Edinburgh
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