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The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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. The Duke of Kent, who was older than the Duke of Cambridge, married the lady whose death is just announced. None of the Royal marriages thus arrange pleased the English people, except that of the Duke of Kent. The lady selected for him was the daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Cobourg, widow of the Prince of Leiningen, and sister of Prince Leopold, the husband of the lamented Princess Charlotte, now King of the Belgians. The marriage took place at Cobourg, May 29th, and at London, July 11th, 1818 A daughter, the present Queen of England, was born May 24th, 1819, and the Duke of Kent died on the 23d of the following January.--The Duchess, thus a second time a widow, devoted herself to the care and training of her infant daughter, and it was, in a great degree, due to her admirable motherly discipline and careful education, that the Princess Victoria was so well fitted to occupy the throne at the early age of eighteen. The Duchess has always been popular with the English people,