Queen Victoria’s Diary - Friday 20th April 1894 ‘A dull morning. — Breakfasted alone with Beatrice. — Soon after Ella came in, much agitated, to say that Alicky & Nicky were engaged, & begging they might come in. I was quite thunderstruck, as though I knew, Nicky much wished it, I thought Alicky was not sure of her mind. Saw them both. Alicky had tears in her eyes, but looked very bright & I kissed them both. Nicky said 'she is much too good for me'.
Born on this day 24th May, 1819, Princess Alexandrina Victoria at Kensington Palace in London. Only daughter of the Duke of Kent. As Queen Victoria, she reigned for 63 years. She married Prince Albert in 1840 and had four sons and five daughters, Kings & Queens, House of Hannover £1.10 Stamp (2011) Victoria (1837 - 1901)