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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia (1840-1901), Consort of Frederick III, German Emperor, King of Prussia; daughter of Queen Victoria

Sitter associated with 115 portraits
Victoria married Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858. The Queen and Prince Albert hoped that Victoria's marriage to the future King of Prussia would cement close ties between London and Berlin, and possibly lead to the emergence of a unified and liberal Germany. After the three wars of German unification (1864-71), the victorious princes of the North German Confederation proclaimed a German Empire with King William I of Prussia as the hereditary German Emperor. On his death in 1888, his son Prince Frederick ascended the throne and Victoria adopted the title The German Empress. He died later that year, after which she was known as The Empress Frederick.

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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Heinrich Graf
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x36364

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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Heinrich Graf
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x36365

x135123

'The day before the wedding'

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 9 March 1863
NPG x135123

x131268

The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
NPG x131268

Ax46753

The Emperor and Empress of Germany with their children

by Hills & Saunders, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, November 1865
NPG Ax46753

x36384

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1870
NPG x36384

x139601

'Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen and Family'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x139601

x36368

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1870s
NPG x36368

x95890

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95890

x95891

Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95891

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Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia

by Alexander Bassano
half-plate glass negative, 1879
NPG x95892