Social Victorians/People/Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein
Also Known As[edit | edit source]
- Family name: Schleswig-Holstein
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
- Helena Victoria Prinzessin von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (3 May 1870 – 13 March 1948)
Relations[edit | edit source]
- Father, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein
- Mother, Princess Helena (daughter of Queen Victoria) or Princess Christian
Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]
Timeline[edit | edit source]
1897 July 2, Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, along with her parents, Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.
Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]
At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (at 371) was in the group of princesses who attended Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and was dressed as
- "Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was also in this group [in the Princess of Wales's ladies of the court, along with Alex's three daughters], very becomingly dressed in pale blue, delicately ornamented with gold embroidery and seed pearls, a high-laced collar, and a little crown of pearls in her hair.":5, Col. 9A
- "The Princess of Wales [was attended by] Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, in pale blue brocade ornamented with pearls and silver ….. All the Princesses wore a profusion of diamonds."
- Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was in pale blue brocade, with the design included of gold thread. This was slashed with pearl embroidered white satin.:5, Col. 6C
- She accompanied her mother the Princess of Wales, along with Princess Victoria of Wales, the Duchess of York, the Duchess of Fife, and Princess Charles of Denmark.:5, Col. 6 The London Daily News has her mother wrong here: she was Alix's niece, daughter of the Prince of Wales's sister, Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein.
- "Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein was in blue and gold."
- "H.H. Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (Princess, Elizabethan period), dress made of old turquoise and gold brocade, richly embroidered gold, bands of white satin pearled; the sleeves of blue brocade, with crevés of white crêpe pearled and studded gold.":40, Col. 2b
Alfred Ellis's (not Lafayette's and not Bassano's) portrait of Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein as Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James I, in costume was included in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery. The printing on the portrait says, "H.R.H. Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein as Princess Elizabeth, as eldest daughter of James I," with a Long S in Princess both times.
Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]
- This Princess Helena Victoria and her mother had the same names, are easy to confuse, but her mother was called Princess Helena or Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, and she was Princess Victoria.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "The Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball. Special Telegram." Belfast News-Letter Saturday 03 July 1897: 5 [of 8], Col. 9 [of 9]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000038/18970703/015/0005.
- “The Devonshire House Ball.” The Man of Ross 10 July 1897, Saturday: 2 [of 8], Col. 4B. British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001463/18970710/033/0002.
- "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6A–6, Col. 1B. British Newspaper Archive http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
- “The Duchess’s Costume Ball.” Westminster Gazette 03 July 1897 Saturday: 5 [of 8], Cols. 1a–3b [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002947/18970703/035/0005.
- “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.
- "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515 (accessed May 2019).
- "Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein as Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter of James I." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158368/Princess-Helena-Victoria-of-Schleswig-Holstein-as-Princess-Elizabeth-eldest-daughter-of-James-I (accessed May 2019).