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Queen Victoria (1819–1901) transcribed by Princess Beatrice (1857–1944)

Queen Victoria’s Journal 26 February 1886

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On the day of Princess Alice’s birth, Queen Victoria’s Journal entry records her visiting Princess Victoria of Hesse: ‘remaining with dear Victoria on & off, till, at length, at 20 min to 5 in the afternoon, the child, a little girl, was born’. Princess Alice’s father, Prince Ludwig of Hesse and by Rhine, was ‘most helpful & attentive, hardly leaving Victoria for a moment’.