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Queen Victoria: Irish? Illegitimate?

The circumstances surrounding Victoria’s birth are hardly romantic: the beloved Princess Charlotte of Wales, who was to inherit the British throne, died in childbirth in 1817. Her father, the Prince Regent, later George IV, had no other legitimate offspring, and neither had his brothers. A rather unseemly race to the craddle ensued among the princes, […]