Queen Victoria and Her Family
After their 1840 royal wedding, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had nine children over the next 17 years. The family of 11 is seen all together in this 1857 group shot. The royal children eventually produced a total of 42 grandchildren for the Queen. 34 of them survived into adulthood - during an era when the infant mortality rate was higher than it is today.
Queen Victoria's Most Famous Grandchildren
Queen Victoria (1819-1901) had nine children with Prince Albert before his death in 1861. Many of their offspring married into other European royal families, leading to the Queen's nickname of "The Grandmother of Europe." Her grandchildren became involved in important moments of 19th and 20th century European history, and some are even related to present-day rulers. A few might even come as a surprise. Learn more in this gallery...