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ritapaiva 08-22-2005 07:23 PM

Princess Victoria (Vicky), Empress Frederick (1840-1901)
Does someone have more photos of the later Empress Friederick of German still as Princess of Great Britain?

tiaraprin 08-22-2005 11:30 PM

lashinka2002 08-23-2005 11:33 AM

Very beautiful portrait indeed! Do you think the artist enhanced her features or do you think that this is what she really looked like? I love her dress!

iowabelle 08-23-2005 02:17 PM

I know I saw a blurry photo from her wedding, I think it was in Victoria Longford's biography of Queen Victoria.

tiaraprin 08-23-2005 11:52 PM


Originally Posted by iowabelle
I know I saw a blurry photo from her wedding, I think it was in Victoria Longford's biography of Queen Victoria.

If you are referring to the one of Vicky with her parents, yes it is blurred because Queen Victoria moved. The daguerrotype, as it was called then, had just been invented, and I believe this is one of the first Royal Photographs ever taken.

iowabelle 08-24-2005 12:24 PM

That's it, the blurry photograph! Pretty obvious that photography had not been mastered yet.

james 08-24-2005 06:08 PM

She really was very good looking. She looks the same in all the photographs and paintings I have seen of her. I think she took after her father as Victoria wasn't very attractive.

elenaris 08-24-2005 06:54 PM

You can find more picures in this website

ritapaiva 08-25-2005 10:27 AM

This site as a lot of photos of the Princess in all stages of her life:

Mignon190034 01-08-2007 01:21 PM


Bella 01-08-2007 01:25 PM

I think all of Queen Victoria's offspring were very attractive as children. I think Pss Victoria looked alot like her mother, who wasn't that unattractive. Esp. when she was younger.

qui mal y pense 01-08-2007 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by elenaris
You can find more picures in this website

The pictures here are not of the same princess. These are the daughter of Princess Alexandra and Edward VII.

fee 01-08-2007 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Bella
I think Pss Victoria looked alot like her mother, who wasn't that unattractive. Esp. when she was younger.

I agree, that Victoria of Germany looked very much like her mother in all stages of life. They had the same style (hairstyle and clothes) and the same figure. Empress Frederic never adopted to the "edwardian style" but forever looked like Victorian english. (In some pictures she and Florence Nightingale look like twins;) )
Was she attractive?
That is difficult to say.
Winterhalter portrayed all his women equally beautiful and in the same style.
The early photographs are difficult to look at, since the black and white gives lots of shadows, the faces are hard to see (most photos show the complete person standing or sitting quite removed from the camera, no close ups) and their expression, typically for that era is very serene, almost unfriendly stiff.
However, if we take into account, that neither of those women used any make-up, than kudos. (without make-up, even supermodels tend to look a bit plain:rolleyes: )

Originally Posted by Bella
I think all of Queen Victoria's offspring were very attractive as children.

Well Mother Victoria certainly was of a different opinion;) .
In a letter to the empress Frederic she once wrote about her son Leopold: "...but he holds himself still as badly than ever and is very ugly, I think uglier than he ever was" and later when the crownprincess had her first baby herself, Queen Victoria wrote: " If you remember what Leoplod was! I hope he won't be the ugliest and least pleasing of the whole family. L was not an ugly baby, only as he grew older, he grew plainer....that is so vexatious"

lord_rankin 01-08-2007 03:19 PM

From reading Kaiser Wilhelm II biography, Empress Frederick was definitely one to speak her mind, regardless of her children's feelings.

magnik 01-08-2007 03:25 PM

Sites which I like about Victoria: - link to great photos of her - people around queen Victoria

marian 03-10-2007 01:44 PM

Vicky, Princess royal, Empress of Germany
:flowers: I want to know about the life of Vicky, daughter of Queen Victoria. I want to Know if she was happy with her husband, if he didnt unfaithful to her. I know that she was a inteligent woman, and that she had bad relation with her older son, the kaiser. I want to know about her because I belive that she was a great woman, and, I am sorry that she died at 60's, in 1901, the same year that her mother and her brother, Alfred, dead.

Jo of Palatine 03-10-2007 01:56 PM

Here you can see some of her paintings -
Kaiserin Friedrich - Startseite
in Germany the widowed Viktoria was known as "Kaiserin Friedrich" - on google you might find lots of references to her under this name.:flowers:

Here is an online-version of an exhibit: Victoria und Albert, Vicky and The Kaiser. A chapter of Anglo-German family relations

And here I found a book about her life in English:

Hannah Pakula: An uncommon woman. The empress Frederick. Daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the crown prince of Prussia, mother of Kaiser Wilhelm, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1995

Avareenah 03-11-2007 05:12 PM

Vicky and Fritz were said to have had a blissfully happy marriage and both remained faithful to the other.

She died of cancer - said to be cancer of the spine because of the severe pain she suffered - but it is thought now that it was more likely due to breast cancer which had spread to other areas of the body, including the spine. :sad:

Panicgrl 03-18-2007 02:07 PM

She and her husband had a genuine love match. She had a very bad relationship with her son, partly due to her in-laws, partly due to Otto Von Bismarck.

I can't help but think what would have happened in Europe if her husband Kaiser Frederick had ruled for longer than 88 days. He was shaped by Vicky politically, who was shaped by her father, Prince Albert.

gogm 12-29-2007 06:47 PM

There are a number of pictures of her in this album:

Grand Ladies pictures from fashion photos on webshots .

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