Father was a British prince, while her mother was German-born
Victoria's father was Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of the reigning King of the United Kingdom, George III. In 1818 he married Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, a widowed German princess with two children - Carl and Feodora - by her first marriage to the Prince of Leiningen. The Duke and Duchess of Kent's only child, Victoria, was born at 4.15 a.m. on 24 May 1819 at Kensington Palace in London. Her father died when she was only a baby in 1920, and only a couple of days later King George III also passed away. When her uncle ascended the throne that year, Victoria was the third in line of successors, after the Duke of Clarence (William IV, ruled from 1830 until 1837) and the Duke of York (died 1827).
The future queen was baptized on June 24, 1819 and received the name Alexandrina Victoria, in the honor of her godfather, Russian Tsar Alexander, and her mother. Victoria spent most of her childhood at Kensington Palace, spending most of the time with her mother and Louise Lehzen, her governess. When her father died in 1820, Victoria’s mother decided to keep Sir John Conroy, who was her husband’s main attendant, as an advisor. However, his intention was to keep a high position in the monarchy, so he tricked the naïve Duchess to create the Kensington System together. This is a set of rules that were used to raise Victoria that included her to never be alone and to be isolated from the other children, as well as from her father’s family. Even King William IV was prevented from making a close relationship with Victoria. The King was determined to live until she turns 18 and becomes eligible for the throne, so he would stop the Duchess to become the Queen.