Augusta Victoria was born at Dolzig Castle, the eldest daughter of Frederick VIII, future Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, and Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a niece of Queen Victoria, through Victoria's half-sister Feodora.
Upon their marriage, Augusta became Duchess of Cambridge. They had three children. From 1818 until the accession of Queen Victoria, and the separation of the British and Hanoverian crowns in 1837, the Duchess of Cambridge lived in Hanover, where the Duke served as viceroy on behalf of his brothers, George IV and William IV.
Her maternal grandparents were Prince Moritz of Saxe-Altenburg and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Meiningen. Marie-Auguste was raised in Dessau, the capital of the duchy of Anhalt. She had five siblings, but her elder sister Friederike and brother Leopold died while infants. Marie-Auguste was an elder sister of Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt.
Germany no longer has a monarchy, but at one time the country was ruled by royals. The nation's last empress, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, was born in 1858. She married her distant cousin, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (yet another descendant of Queen Victoria), when she was just 22 years old. She gave birth to her first son, Crown ...
Alexandrina Victoria (n. 24 mai 1819, Londra, Anglia, Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii și Irlandei – d. 22 ianuarie 1901, Osborne House (d), Anglia, Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii și Irlandei) a fost regina Regatului Unit al Marii Britanii și Irlandei din 1837 până în 1901, împărăteasă a Indiilor, din 1877 până în 1901, și stăpână a celor 28 de colonii britanice.