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Curryong, Thank you for including the fact that Queen Victoria's children referred to Duchess Victoria as Grandma Kent.
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Export ban placed on Queen Victoria's wedding coronet - BBC News
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Is Victoria wearing the coronet in the picture posted, as stated? It doesn't appear so?
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Yes, Queen Victoria is wearing the coronet in that Winterhalter portrait shown in the article. As it was a circlet/coronet, it is smaller than one would anticipate of a tiara. This photo gives a good idea of its size.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendour wrote about the coronet back in 2011, including photos of Princess Mary and some Lascelles women wearing it:
The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Readers' Top 15 Tiaras: #15. Queen Victoria's Sapphire Coronet
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I LOVE this coronet!!!!!
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An eight part series on the life of the young Queen Victoria has just started. The lead role is played by Jenna Coleman, a friend of Prince Harry's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_(TV_series)
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Charity shop finds signed Queen Victoria letter

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An eight part series on the life of the young Queen Victoria has just started. The lead role is played by Jenna Coleman, a friend of Prince Harry's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_(TV_series)
You can follow/discuss the new ITV series in this thread.

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The young Queen Victoria’s struggle to gain the throne


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It is unfortunate that the Duke of Cumberland spread rumors that Victoria was too ill to rule. He may have wanted to be King but Princess Victoria had a better claim than Uncle Ernest.
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I doubt if he actually did. I believe this is something from the nonsencial script of VIctoria
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There were a few ridiculous rumours about in 1836/37 that the scar-faced Duke of Cumberland, who had a sinister reputation, wanted to grab the throne, kill Victoria or put her in the Tower, but I doubt they were taken seriously. He was considered by some to be capable of anything as he had several scandals in his past.
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I doubt if he actually did. I believe this is something from the nonsencial script of VIctoria
This is actually a real story. He spread rumours but he also wanted to push for salic law to bar her due to her gender.

He really wanted to be King of the UK as well as King of Hannover. He never really accepted that she had a better claim and hoped that something would happen.
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Victoria sure had a loving bunch of uncles. George refused her a royal name, she got alexandrine in spite of him because of her godfather. Ernst tried to take her throne. Frederick died when she was small and Adolphus seems to have been quiet on the matter though his son not so much it seems. But George would serve as godfather to Alfred, and his daughter Mary would eventually marry George V. William seemed fond, or at least wished to keep her out of the grips of her mother who he detested and held on till she was eighteen so she could rule. He was opposite of George and actually tried to make her take a British royal name.

Not shocking Uncle Augustus, duke of Sussex was her favourite uncle. He gave her away on her wedding and she seemed very fond of him. He served as godfather to her first child Victoria.
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Countessmeout, Thank you for mentioning that Prince Augustus was Victoria's favorite uncle. I know she got along well with Uncle Leopold. Perhaps it was best that he did not give his niece away in marriage.
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I would suspect that Augustus was her favourite paternal uncle, and Leopold her favourite maternal one - I think Leopold likely would have won out between the two.

Augustus being a British Royal and Leopold being a German/Belgian one likely contributed to Augustus being the one to give her away.
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This is actually a real story. He spread rumours but he also wanted to push for salic law to bar her due to her gender.

He really wanted to be King of the UK as well as King of Hannover. He never really accepted that she had a better claim and hoped that something would happen.
Was there high support for female succession when George IV and William IV did not have any legitimate sons?
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we have to remember Victoria wasn't the first female heir. Her cousin Charlotte was. Her uncles likely felt the same about her inheriting as they did of Victoria. But what is known, Charlotte was well loved by the people of the U.K. She was extremely popular by all accounts, people came out to see her. She was deeply mourned by not only the people but her father when she died. She was very close as well to her grandfather, something she and the current queen have in common. She was educated by her father and grandfathers request and was seen as heir from an early age as her parents didn't reunite.

When William was king, his daughters dead, he and his wife were both very fond of Victoria. They would have played a bigger role in raising her and preparing her to rule, but the duchess of Kent limited that. Her and William never got along and she was said to have insulted the queen. Adelaide would serve with Augustus as god parents to Vicky, who had Adelaide as a middle name.

It seems uncle Augustus was the fun uncle or something. To be noted he was the favourite of both Charlotte and Victoria among the British uncles. He did help Charlotte when her father basically had her under house arrest in her courting years, to lessen the tight reins on her.
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By this point there had already been 4 Queen Regents on the throne. So it wasn't like when Matilda was overlooked for Stephen. There was already precedence for a female monarch.


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There was precedence certainly, but that doesn't mean it was any more popular in some circles. As we see even on our site, there are people even today who would rather see a man inherit. Certainly at least among the common people there was more acceptance.
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