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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
Born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, her father was the [[wikipedia:Francis, Duke of Teck|Duke of Teck]] and her mother was [[wikipedia:Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge|Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge]], a granddaughter of King [[wikipedia:George III of the United Kingdom|George III]].
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Born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, her father was the [[Francis, Duke of Teck|Duke of Teck]] and her mother was [[wikipedia:Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge|Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge]], a granddaughter of King [[wikipedia:George III of the United Kingdom|George III]].
   
 
Known as May within the family, she became engaged to [[wikipedia:Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale|Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale]], the elder son of the future King [[wikipedia:Edward VII|Edward VII]]. However, Prince Albert Victor died of pneumonia six weeks after the engagement was announced. A year later, she became engaged to her late fiance's younger brother George. She would become Duchess of York and then Princess of Wales before her husband was crowned King George V. She would go on to bear him a daughter and five sons.
 
Known as May within the family, she became engaged to [[wikipedia:Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale|Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale]], the elder son of the future King [[wikipedia:Edward VII|Edward VII]]. However, Prince Albert Victor died of pneumonia six weeks after the engagement was announced. A year later, she became engaged to her late fiance's younger brother George. She would become Duchess of York and then Princess of Wales before her husband was crowned King George V. She would go on to bear him a daughter and five sons.
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