Princess Viktoria of Prussia was the fifth child and second daughter of Victoria, Princess Royal and Prince Frederick of Prussia. She came from two great lineages, as her father was from the House of Hohenzollern, a royal house that had reigned over Prussia for almost two centuries. Her mother was the oldest child of the famous Queen Victoria of Great Britain and her husband, Albert, Prince Consort. She was born Friederike Amalia Wilhelmine Viktoria on April 12, 1866 at the New Palace in Prussia. Viktoria, who was known as “Young Vicky” or “Moretta” by her family, was close to both her mother and her grandmother, unlike the rest of her siblings. She was her parents’ favorite child and had a much easier upbringing than her three surviving older siblings, as the unexpected deaths of two of her brothers at a young age softened the once demanding and strict Princess Victoria. While the Princess Royal had been a highly critical and unpleasant mother to her three eldest children, she was much more easy-going with Viktoria and her two younger sisters, Sophie and Margaret. This change in parenting style brought Viktoria and her younger sisters closer to their mother while the older children – Wilhelm, Charlotte, and Henry – became estranged from their mother and never had a good relationship with her.
|Princess Viktoria and Prince Adolf|
|Princess Viktoria and her second husband,|