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Baptism of Queen Victoria

Baptism of Queen Victoria

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Saxe Coburg
I have been looking for the 1819 baptism/christening of Queen Victoria on-line (under her birth name of Alexandrina Victoria) but there does not seem to be anything out there. Does anyone know where she/other royals are/were baptised/christended? Are these records online?

Thanks!

Re: Baptism of Queen Victoria

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 3:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Queen Victoria was christened in Kensington Palace 24 Jun 1819. It was a small ceremony as the Prince Regent had forbidden any festivities and decreed that no uniforms were to be worn and no foreign dignitaries be allowed to attend.

Re: Baptism of Queen Victoria

Posted: 19 Apr 2012 2:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
To add to that answer: The ceremony was at 3 p.m., and was held in the Cupola Room of Kensington Palace. The gold font was used. The archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of London officiated. The only guests present were the duke and duchess of York, Princess Augusta, the duke and duchess of Gloucester (he was the future William IV), the Prince Regent (the future George IV), Prince Leopold, Princess Sophia, and Victoria's father the duke of Kent. The baptism was registered in the Chapel Royal of St. James. The duke and duchess of Kent held a dinner party that night; the Prince Regent did not attend.

Re: Baptism of Queen Victoria

Posted: 6 May 2012 6:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Although it hasn't been updated for a few years, you'll find some information about Queen Victoria's baptism at "Royal Christenings" at http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~canyon/christenings.htm

British royal christenings (like most christenings) are recorded in sacramental registers, which I don't believe have been digitized for online viewing. But if you could see Queen Victoria's original christening record, you'd find it in the "Chapel Royal Register Book", sometimes known as the "Royal Register". As other posters have noted, QV was christened at Kensington Palace, but the event was recorded in the register book of the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, London.

The best you can probably do is to read about QV's christening in *The Times* of June 25, 1819, and in various biographies dedicated to the Queen.

Re: Baptism of Queen Victoria

Posted: 15 Jul 2012 3:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I wonder if this was the same time and place Ned Myers was Baptised. James Fenimore Cooper clearly states Prince Edward was his godfather. Prince Edward was of course Queen Victoria's father.

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