Princess Alice of the United Kingdom

Noble person

1843 – 1878

79 Views

Who was Princess Alice of the United Kingdom?

Princess Alice of the United Kingdom was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Alice's education was devised by Albert's close friend and adviser, Baron Stockmar. Like her other siblings, Alice spent her early childhood in the company of her parents and siblings, travelling between the British royal residences. In 1861, when Prince Albert became ill with typhoid fever, Alice nursed him through his final illness; he died on 14 December. Following his death, Queen Victoria entered a period of intense mourning and Alice spent the next six months acting as her mother's unofficial secretary. On 1 July 1862, while the court was still at the height of mourning, Alice married the minor German Prince Louis of Hesse, heir to the Grand Duchy of Hesse. The ceremony—conducted privately and with unrelieved gloom at Osborne House—was described by the Queen as "more of a funeral than a wedding". The Princess' life in Darmstadt was unhappy as a result of impoverishment, family tragedy, and worsening relations with her husband and mother.

Famous Quotes:

  • "Each year brings us nearer to the Wiedersehen [reunion with the dead], though it is sad to think how one's glass is running out, & how little good goes with it, compared to the numberless blessings we receive. Time goes incredibly fast."

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Princess Alice of the United Kingdom." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 23 Jul 2019. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/alice_of_the_united_kingdom>.


Discuss this Princess Alice of the United Kingdom biography with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Our awesome collection of

Promoted Bios

»