Princess Victoria of Kent
On 24 May, 1819, the future Queen Victoria was born as HRH Princess Alexandrina Victoria to the Duchess of Kent at Kensington Palace, London. The parents-to-be had been living in Bavaria but rushed back to London to ensure the expected baby was physically as well as legally English, as she was born fifth in line to the British throne.
When Queen Victoria was very young, she did not know she was destined to be the Queen of England. She wasn’t a good student, and did not take to her studies seriously. Her teachers were frustrated because of her lack of motivation, and could not succeed in preparing her for her future role.
The princesses was chaperoned wherever she went, and had to share her mother's bedroom, something she resented greatly. As soon as Victoria turned 18 she began to take charge of her own life - one of the first things she organized was her own bedchamber and ordering her mother to different quarters.
In 1837, this 18 years old young doll collector came to reign over an explosion of communication and travel. Spreading ideas,industry and wealth around the world.
In 1844, Queen Victoria also reigned over the first International Exhibition in London organized by Prince Albert. As such, the traditional ways of making things, in this case dolls and fashions changed dramatically affecting cost and quality