Princess Viktoria of Prussia

Princess Viktoria of Prussia

Infobox Prussian Royalty|prince
name =Princess Viktoria of Prussia
title =Princess Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe

caption = An official portrait of Princess Viktoria of Prussia
spouse =Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe
Alexander Zoubkoff
royal house =House of Hohenzollern
father =Emperor Frederick III
mother =Victoria, Princess Royal
date of birth =birth date|1866|4|12|mf=y
place of birth = New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
date of death =(age in years and days|1866|4|12|1939|11|13|mf=y)
place of death =
place of burial=|

Princess Viktoria of Prussia ("Friederike Amalia Wilhelmine Viktoria") (April 12, 1866 – November 13, 1929) was the second daughter of Frederick III of Germany (1831-1888) and his wife, the former Princess Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901) daughter of Queen Victoria. To the public she was always Princess Viktoria, and in the family she was called Moretta or Young Vicky.

Like her sisters, Princess Sophie and Princess Margaret, Viktoria was devoted to her mother and embraced English ways. As a young woman, Viktoria fell in love with Prince Alexander of Battenberg, who became Prince Alexander of Bulgaria. Her parents wanted the couple to marry, but Viktoria's grandfather, Emperor Wilhelm I and his chancellor, Otto von Bismarck were opposed to the match: they were afraid that if Viktoria married Alexander ('Sandro'), Russia would be offended, as Alexander's actions in Bulgaria were irritating the Russians. A vicious and bitter war of words was fought, but eventually, Viktoria's parents had to back down, and the young princess gave up all hope of marrying Sandro.She ended up marrying Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe on 19 November 1890. The marriage was childless after an early miscarriage in the first few months of marriage. Adolf died in 1916.

Despite being technically on the German side in World War I, Viktoria was very sympathetic to the British cause. After the war, she met her cousin, George V, King of Great Britain and expressed the wish that they would all be friends again soon. George told her he did not think this would be possible for a great many years.On 19 November 1927, Viktoria married a Russian refugee 35 years her junior, Alexander Zoubkoff (25 September 1901 - 28 January 1936). She was on the point of divorcing him when she died on 13 November 1929.


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1= 1. Princess Viktoria of Prussia
2= 2. Frederick III, German Emperor
3= 3. Victoria, Princess Royal
4= 4. William I, German Emperor
5= 5. Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach
6= 6. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
7= 7. Victoria of the United Kingdom
8= 8. Frederick William III of Prussia
9= 9. Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
10= 10. Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
11= 11. Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
12= 12. Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
13= 13. Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
14= 14. Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
15= 15. Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
16= 16. Frederick William II of Prussia
17= 17. Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
18= 18. Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
19= 19. Frederica Caroline Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
20= 20. Charles Augustus, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
21= 21. Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt
22= 22. Paul I of Russia
23= 23. Princess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg
24= 24. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
25= 25. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf
26= 26. Emil, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
27= 27. Louise Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
28= 28. George III of the United Kingdom
29= 29. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
30= 30. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (= 24)
31= 31. Princess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf (= 25)

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