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Princess Beatrice
Princess Henry of Battenberg
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British Royalty
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Descendants of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Children
   Victoria, Princess Royal
   Edward VII
   Princess Alice
   Alfred, Duke of
   Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
   Princess Helena
   Princess Louise
   Arthur, Duke of Connaught
   Leopold, Duke of Albany
   Princess Beatrice
Grandchildren
   Alfred of Edinburgh
   Marie of Edinburgh
   Victoria of Edinburgh
   Alexandra of Edinburgh
   Beatrice of Edinburgh
   Margaret of Connaught
   Arthur of Connaught
   Patricia of Connaught
   Alice of Albany
   Carl, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Great Grandchildren
   Alastair of Connaught
   Johann Leopold of
   Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
   Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
   Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
   Caroline of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
   Friedrich Josias of
   Saxe-Coburg & Gotha
Edward VII
Children
   Albert, Duke of Clarence
   George V
   Louise, Princess Royal
   Princess Victoria
   Princess Maud
   Prince Alexander John
Maternal Grandchildren
   Alexandra, Duchess of Fife
   Maud of Fife

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Princess Beatrice was famous for editing the journals and diaries of Queen Victoria after her death.

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Early life

Princess Beatrice was born on April 14, 1857, at Buckingham Palace, London. Her mother was the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria, the only daughter of King George III's fourth eldest son, Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent. Her father was Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. As the daughter of the sovereign, Beatrice was styled Her Royal Highness from birth. She was baptised in the Private Chapel of Buckingham Palace on 16 June 1857 by John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury and her godparents were the Duchess of Kent, the Princess Royal and her sister's fiancé Prince Friedrich William of Prussia. April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The British monarch or Sovereign is the monarch and head of state of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories, and is the source of all executive, judicial and (as the Queen-in-Parliament) legislative power. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the eminent Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June, 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January, 1877, until her death in 1901. ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (2 November 1767 - 23 January 1820) was the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel, of the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha branch of the House of Wettin) (26 August 1819 - 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... HRH is an abbreviation for the style His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Bird Sumner (1780-1862), English archbishop, elder brother of Bishop Charles Sumner, was born at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, and educated at Eton and Cambridge. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess of Kent Marie Luise Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (August 17, 1786 – March 16, 1861) was the daughter of Duke Francis Frederick of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfield (1750-1806) and Countess Auguste Reuss zu Ebersdorf und Lobenstein (1757-1831). ... Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and her consort Albert. ... Friedrich III of Germany. ...


Her father, the Prince Consort, died when she was only four years old and the griefstricken Queen clung to her youngest child. Nicknamed "Baby" by the Queen, the princess became a good pianist; some of her compositions were later published. Her chief occupation, however, was to act as her mother's secretary and companion, a role she fulfilled until Queen Victoria's death on January 22, 1901. She was linked romantically with Napoleon Eugene, Prince Imperial, who was killed in the Anglo-Zulu War in an ambush. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Napoleon Eugene Louis John Joseph, (March 16, 1856 - June 1, 1879), Prince Imperial, was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his wife the Empress Eugénie. ... The Battle of Rorkes Drift The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between Britain and the Zulus, and signalled the end of the Zulus as an independent nation. ...


Marriage

On 23 July 1885, Princess Beatrice married Prince Henry of Battenberg, the third son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823-1888) by his morganatic marriage to Julie Therese, Countess von Hauke (1825-1895), the daughter of a Polish politician on (5 October 1858-20 January 1896) at St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham on the Isle of Wight. July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Prince Henry of Battenberg (Henry Maurice) (5 October 1858-20 January 1896) was a descendant of the Grand Ducal House of Hesse, and later became a member of the British Royal Family through his marriage to Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria. ... Prince Alexander of Hesse and by the Rhine 15 Jul 1823 - 1888. ... Julia von Hauke (November 12, 1825 (O.S.) = November 24, 1825 (N.S.) - September 19, 1895) was wife of Prince Alexander of Hesse-Darmstadt (1823-1888), mother of Alexander of Bulgaria, and ancestor of the house of Mountbatten and the British royal House of Windsor. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Whippingham is a village on the Isle of Wight. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island, south of Southampton off the southern English coast. ...


Queen Victoria gave her blessing to the marriage on the condition that the couple made their home with her. His elder brother, Prince Louis of Battenberg, had married Princess Victoria of Hesse and the Rhine, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and a niece of Princess Beatrice, a year earlier. On the day of his wedding, the Queen granted Prince Henry the style Royal Highness, a style that was in effect only in Great Britain, not Hesse and by Rhine, where the prince was a Serene Highness. Prince Louis of Battenberg Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince who married into the British Royal Family and pursued a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, eventually serving as First Sea... Daughter of Grand Duke Luis IV of Hesse and by Rhine and HRH The Princess Alice of Great Britain, second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. ...


Beatrice and Henry had four children, all raised in the United Kingdom. By Royal Warrant of 13 December 1886, the Queen granted the children the style Highness. This style was in effect only in Great Britain and not Hesse and by Rhine, where as children of Prince Henry they were only entitled to the style Serene Highness: December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...

The Most Honourable Alexander Drino Albert Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke (November 23, 1886–February 23, 1960) was the son of Prince Henry of Battenberg and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg later Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain (24 October 1887-15 April 1969), a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, was the consort of the exiled King Alfonso XIII of Spain and the paternal grandmother of the current King of Spain, Juan Carlos. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Alfonso XIII of Spain (May 17, 1886 – February 28, 1941), King of Spain, posthumous son of Alfonso XII of Spain, was proclaimed King at his birth. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Princess Henry of Battenberg

After her marriage, Princess Beatrice styled herself with her husband's name and title but with her style Her Royal Highness and became Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Battenberg. The couple lived with the Queen at Windsor Castle and Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Queen appointed Prince Henry Governor of Isle of Wight, a job later taken on by Beatrice in later life. Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... Balmoral Castle Balmoral Castle, painted by Queen Victoria in 1854 during its construction Balmoral Castle is currently a large mansion situated deep within the Scottish Highlands. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ...


Prince Henry of Battenberg died in 1896 of a fever he contracted while on active military duty in the second Ashanti War, leaving Beatrice a widow at the age of 38.


When Queen Victoria died, the Princess went to live in Osborne Cottage and carried out her duties as governor of the Isle of Wright, a position she inherited from her husband. In 1914, she moved to Carisbrooke Castle, but maintained an apartment in Kensington Palace as her London home. Carisbrooke Castle Carisbrooke Castle is a historic castle located near Newport, Isle of Wight // Early History The site of Carisbrooke Castle may have been occupied in pre-Roman times. ... The south facade of the main block of Kensington Palace, seen through Jean Tijous wrought iron gates. ...


Queen Victoria's Journals

Before she died, Queen Victoria requested that Beatrice edit her journals and diaries before they were to be archived and published. As the Queen had been keeping a journal since her early years, the task was enormous and Beatrice spent the next thirty years editing her mother's journals. In doing so, she followed Queen Victoria's instruction to remove anything that might cause pain to persons mentioned or to her relatives. The Princess transcribed the text in her own handwriting and burned the originals. She finished the task in 1931 and the 111 volumes of Queen Victoria's edited journals are at the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ...


House of Windsor

In July 1917, anti-German feeling during World War I led King George V to change the name of the Royal House from the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to House of Windsor. He also relinquished, on behalf of his various relatives who were British subjects, the use of all German titles and styles. Princess Henry relinquished the title of Princess of Battenberg and resumed the style of Her Royal Highness The Princess Beatrice. Her two surviving sons assumed by Royal Warrant the surname Mountbatten and discontinued the use of the title Prince of Battenberg and the style Highness. Her elder son, Alexander ("Drino") was created Marquess of Carisbrooke, while the younger son, Leopold, assumed the courtesy title Lord Leopold Mountbatten. Her daughter, Princess Victoria Eugénie, had by this time married and assumed her husband's surname. Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert) (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor (formerly known as the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). ... The term Royal House refers to the official designation and name of a royal family instead of surname. ... Saxe-Coburg-Gotha or Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) was once the name given to the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present states of Bavaria and Thuringia, which were in personal union between 1826 and 1918. ... The House of Windsor, previously called the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is the Royal House of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth Realms. ...


In January 1919, George V created Princess Beatrice a Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (G.B.E.), in recognition for her role as president of the Isle of Wight branch of the British Red Cross Society. She was created a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in 1927.


Death

Princess Beatrice died at her wartime home, Brantridge Park, Balcombe, Sussex, in October 1944. Her funeral took place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor on 3 November, followed by internment at the royal tomb house. Her remains were transferred later to the Battenberg Chapel at St Mildred's Churchon the Isle of Wight on 28 August 1945. She was the last surviving child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Balcombe Street Siege (IRA Incident in London) Balcombe (Village, Sussex, England) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


Titles and Honours

Titles from birth to death

  • Her Royal Highness The Princess Beatrice (1857-1885)
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Battenberg (1885-1917)
  • Her Royal Highness The Princess Beatrice (1917-1944)

Honours

The Royal Order of Victoria and Albert was a British Royal Family Order instituted in 1862 by Queen Victoria. ... The Imperial Order of the Crown of India is an order in the British honours system. ... Victoria founded the Royal Victorian Order. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... The Royal Cross is a military decoration awarded in the United Kingdom for exceptional services in military nursing. ...

Genetics

As a matrilineal descendant of Victoria of the United Kingdom, she and all her female-line descendants are members of mitochondrial haplogroup H. Matrilineality is a system in which one belongs to ones mothers lineage; it may also involve the inheritance of property or titles through the female line. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the eminent Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June, 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January, 1877, until her death in 1901. ... In cell biology, a mitochondrion is an organelle found in the cells of most eukaryotes. ... A haplogroup is a large group of haplotypes, which are series of alleles at specific locations on the chromosome. ... Haplogroup H is a mitochondrial DNA (or mtDNA) haplogroup. ...


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