QUEEN VICTORIA - children
Munshi, Queen Victoria's head of household and close friend Abdul Karim was ordered to return to India after the monarch died in 1901. Only days before, Abdul Karim had been given a prominent place in Queen Victoria's funeral procession - which aroused the disgust of her family. He was ordered to hand over every letter, note and memo that the late Queen had sent him over the 13 years he had served her.
Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (later Princess Henry of Battenberg; 1857-1944) was the fifth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Beatrice married Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885. Queen Victoria consented on condition that Beatrice continue her duties as the Queen's unofficial secretary. Beatrice remained at her mother's side until Queen Victoria died in 1901. Beatrice devoted the next 30 years to editing Queen Victoria's journals.
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, was the eighth child and fourth son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold was later created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. Born: April 7, 1853, Buckingham Palace, City of Westminster, United Kingdom Died: March 28, 1884, Cannes, France. He had hemophilia, which led to his death at age 30. Spouse: Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Parents: Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort