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Beatrice Marries Prince Henry of Battenberg

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For many years, it looked like Princess Beatrice, born shortly before her father Prince Albert died, would have as her responsibility staying single and being a companion and private secretary to her mother.
Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, married Prince Henry of Battenberg, 1885.

Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, married Prince Henry of Battenberg, August 1, 1885.

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Beatrice met and fell in love with Prince Henry of Battenberg. After Queen Victoria initially responded by not speaking to her daughter for seven months, Beatrice persuaded her mother to permit her to marry, and the young couple agreed that they would live with Victoria and Beatrice would continue to assist her mother.

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