Every year I like to focus on one Queen Victoria’s family who was born or was alive in the 19th century. Naturally, the first yea, I showcased Our Queen. We have since moved on methodically from Victoria, Albert, Vicky, Bertie/Edward VII, and now, sweet Alice. Most facts are taken from, Alice, The Enigma: A biography of Queen Victoria’s Daughter by Christina Croft. Princess Alice was Queen Victoria’s third child and second daughter, born on April 25th, 1843. Not quite the spare the Royal Couple had hoped for, but were delighted nevertheless.
. . .With Prince Albert’s agreement, [the name] ‘Alice’ was chosen partly as a kindness to Lord Melbourne who had once mentioned that this was his favorite name . . . –page 32