Was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II Grandmother?

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Thursday, September 8, will be marked in British history as the day the longest-serving Queen died after more than seven decades as the ruler. Before her, though, was Queen Victoria, who also had a lengthy reign as Queen, with a little over six decades as ruler; was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II grandmother?

It is established that the two late longest-serving Queens were related but what sort of relationship exists between them?

Obviously, there is a lot of information available about the Queen, and people, after learning of her death, would want to know more about her.

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In this article, we are going to find out whether a different relationship exists between Queen Vitoria and Queen Elizabeth II or whether Queen Elizabeth II was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II Grandmother?

The two late Queen do share a relationship; they are related to each other, but who is Quen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth 11?

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This is what we shall discuss in this article.

Before we establish their relationship with each other, let’s get to know the two former Queens of Britain who have served the longest on the British throne.

Who was Queen Elizabeth II? Learn about her in this brief profile of hers.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

She presided as British queen from 6 February 1952 until her death on 8 September 2022.

There were 15 sovereign states at the time of her death, compared to 32 during her lifetime.

She ruled for 70 years and 214 days, the longest known reign of any British monarch and the longest for a female head of state.

Following concerns from doctors, Buckingham Palace declared on September 8, 2022, that Queen Elizabeth was receiving medical attention at Balmoral Castle.

“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral,” a statement read.

Her death, however, was confirmed that evening.

READ ALSO: What was Prince Philip and Elizabeth II’s age gap?

Before her reign, there was Queen Victoria so was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II grandmother?

We shall find out but who was Queen Victoria?

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

Her 63-year and 7-month reign—the longest of any previous British monarchy—gives her era the name, Victorian Era.

She oversaw enormous industrial, political, scientific, and military advancement in the UK, and the British Empire grew considerably.

She was given the additional title of Empress of India in 1876 as a result of a British Parliament vote.

We have seen who they were and how their reigns panned out.

Was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II grandmother?

Let’s find out now.

Was Queen Victoria Queen Elizabeth II Grandmother?

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Victoria was not Queen Elizabeth II grandmother, she was rather, her great-great-grandmother.

Both she and Prince Philip are descended from Queen Victoria.

Elizabeth is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother.

So Queen Victoria is not her grandmother, she is rather her great-great-grandmother.

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