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History of Women

The African Princess Who Became Queen Victoria’s Goddaughter

She would be a present from the King of the Blacks to the Queen of the Whites

A portrait of Sara Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria’s goddaughter
A portrait of Sara Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria’s goddaughter — Image sourced from Wikimedia Commons

In 1850, Queen Victoria had just given birth to her seventh child. Despite being the most powerful monarch in the world, she was passionate about helping children, having toured the country in her earlier years and seeing the…

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Sajjad Choudhury

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