Correspondence of Victoria Mary Louisa, Duchess of Kent

Administrative / Biographical History

Victoria Mary Louisa, Duchess of Kent, 1786-1861,was the fourth daughter of Francis Frederic Antony, hereditary prince (afterwards duke) of Saxe-Saalfeld-Coburg and his wifeAugusta Carolina Sophia, daughter of Henry, count Reuss-Eberstadt.

Princess Victoria Mary married in 1818 a second husband, Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III. The marriage ceremony took place at Coburg on 29 May, and was repeated at Kew on 13 July. By the Duke of Kent she had an only daughter, Alexandrina Victoria, queen of England.

She died of cancer at Frogmore on 16 March 1861, and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor on 25 March, whence her remains were transferred to the Frogmore mausoleum

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