Pop on your history hats as we learn about one of Britain’s most famous historical figures – Queen Victoria!

Here you’ll find our top ten facts about Queen Victoria, who until very recently was the longest-reigning queen in history – beaten only by our very own Queen Elizabeth II!

10 facts about Queen Victoria

1) Queen Victoria was born on 24 May 1819 in Kensington Palace in London, England. Her full name was Alexandrina Victoria.

2) Queen Victoria was born to an English father, Edward, Duke of Kent, and a German mother, Princess Maria Louisa Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfald.

3) Victoria became Queen of England in June 1837, when she was just 18 years old. Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey a year later in June 1838, where everyone cheered “Long live the Queen!”

4) Did you know that Queen Victoria was a linguist? She spoke fluent English and German, and studied other languages, too, including French, Italian and Latin. Later in life, she also learnt the Indian language of Hindustani. Impressive, eh?!

5) Queen Victoria’s husband was Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha – her first cousin, who she married in February 1840. The royal couple first met four years earlier, a few days before Victoria’s 17th birthday party.

6) Victoria and Albert had a whopping nine children together – their names were Victoria, Edward, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise, Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice.

7) Albert died in December 1861, when the Queen was 42 years old. The Queen never recovered from his death, and dressed in black as a sign of mourning for the rest of her life.

8) Ruling for over 60 years, Victoria would become the longest reigning British Monarch, and Queen of the biggest empire in history. During her time as Queen, the British Empire included Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and India.

9) There are lots of famous places and sites around the world named after this famous British Queen, such as the state of Queensland in Australia, Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the city of Victoria in Canada, and Victoria Square in Athens, Greece.

10) After a long and eventful life, Queen Victoria died in January 1901, aged 81. She was buried beside her husband Albert at Frogmore Mausoleum near Windsor.

The life of Queen Victoria – in a comic!

Check out more Queen Victoria facts in this comic about her life…

Ten Facts About Queen Victoria

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  • Madison

    Cool!

  • hidden

    the comic is funny and helpfull

  • LOL

  • Vania

    These are cool and interesting facts about queen Victoria

  • brenna

    the comic was awesome thanks for everything you do you rock

  • Evie Stewart

    So amazing

  • ghgchga

    WOW

  • Chantelle

    Nice work Victorians is my first topic in year 6 in moorland primary scool.

  • Pip

    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were very romantic and that comic strip was hilarious!

  • sarah

    amazing facts love it!

  • Greg

    Very funny!

  • jasmine

    fabulous

  • Lewis

    Cool!

  • William Tillman

    Simply spectacular

  • Tegancleaver7

    Wow awesome facts

  • Rawr

    Although this is true, a prince from India or Egypt or anywhere Arabic ruled for 84 years!! That was a long time ago and he first started ruling when he was only a baby!!!

  • Norahcake5

    awesome facts about queen Victoria this helped me to do my homework!!!!!

  • Maya

    I loved the comic it was so funny but the writing was a bit to small. I zoomed in though.

  • Madyha

    awesome and interesting

  • Charlotte

    funny comic indeed cool facts as well sooooooooo cool :)

  • Rosela

    It was cool!!

  • Pandalove LOL s.e

    Cool, amazing I really leant something LOL

  • Wow

  • BELLA

    GOOD FACTS ABOUT QUEEN VICTORIA

  • CoralReef

    It is sad that Albert died.

  • Dorky girl

    This comic could be a little bit bigger but other than that... OMG!!!! So cool

  • Mano

    I'll have fun showing off my general knowledge with these cool facts!

  • Cara

    These are some really good fact love them my teacher said they are the best facts

  • Isla

    Really interesting

  • Smiggle turtle

    Nice facts

  • tasha

    hi i like the story

  • olivia

    epic so funny

  • barnabyjohn

    that was the funniest thing i have seen on victorians LOL

  • svcp

    i really think this is good because i am having a school assembly in my school so it is very handy because the subject we are doing are victorians and this website helps a lot and as well other one for kids. this website is good because i need to help my teacher some facts about. like queen victoria and other victorians. and this website is good as well because there is more facts than about victorians there is about tudors and the wives of henry viii that means eight (henry th eighth)

  • Juwayriyamghati

    victora is not as great as elisabith

  • my-name-is-Jeff

    This really helped with my homework thank you national geographic

  • rys3183

    wow brilliant comic make some more but make writing bit bigger THUMBS UP !!!!!!!

  • max

    it was really helpful for my work

  • ZoeZoe25

    This comic was educating and hilarious total LOL

  • FATCAT28

    WOW SHES OLD

  • Bellan

    Cool

  • Mayakob

    Amazing!

  • Kiera10

    cool

  • Monkey !

    Home work help is awsome

  • kylie123

    These are great facts! I love the comic as well. This is a good help for me as I am learning about Queen Vic

  • MySimso

    I liked the comment but it was just a bit small to me. Maybe its just because I have glasses and I cant see very well

  • Worm

    Good but small writing

  • skyler12

    This website was so useful for my unfortunate summer homework, thanks so much national geographic ( also i love playing animal jam keep up the good work!)

  • Miki krzyworzeka

    Epic you should make more of these. :)

  • Stanleylll

    Awesome comic

  • sweetcookie47

    nice comic.

  • Dragonphant

    Cool. Though I new all of the facts, awesome display

  • Hannaa

    The comic is really funny! It explained it to me really well and in a amusing way!

  • 100Raindrops

    Amazing comics please make more?

  • keisha

    AMAZING you should create more.

  • Ellie1234

    Ha Ha Ha

  • Charlotte

    Super duper funny

  • princess_lollipop11

    AWESOME ;) but too small writing :(

  • savi123

    how could she have 10 children with her cousin yuck

  • Cute_Girrafe12

    Awesome Comic!! So funny! the writing could be a little bigger though ...........

  • Dat-green-croc

    WOW. That really helped me with my homework.

  • doggielover38

    The comic was interesting but the font is really small.

  • Dat-green-croc

    Wow. Now I know all about her life - (more or less).

  • alice

    interesting and cool