From left to right: Princess Beatrice, the Duke, the Duchess, the Dowager Duchess, Princess Victoria, Princess Alexandra and Princess Marie at Rosenau. As a son of Queen Victoria's deceased husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha , Victoria Melita's father was in the line of succession to Saxe-Coburg and Gotha , the sovereign German duchy ruled by Albert's elder brother, Ernest II ...
Princess Victoria Louise was born on 13 September 1892, the seventh child and only daughter of German Emperor Wilhelm II and Empress Augusta Victoria. "After six sons, God has given us our seventh child, a small but very strong little daughter," the empress wrote in her diary soon after the birth.
Princess Louise Margaret was born at Marmorpalais (Marble Palace) near Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia. Her father was Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia (1828–1885), the son of Karl of Prussia (1801–1883) and his wife Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877).
Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: 11. Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt: 1. Princess Charlotte of Prussia: 12. William V, Prince of Orange: 6. William I of the Netherlands: 13. Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia: 3. Princess Marianne of the Netherlands: 14. Frederick William II of Prussia (= 8) 7. Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia: 15.
Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Charlotte Georgine Luise Friederike; 17 November 1769 – 14 May 1818)  was a member of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and a Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz by birth and a Duchess of Saxe-Hildburghausen through her marriage to Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen (later Duke of Saxe-Altenburg).
Early life. Victoria was born in Coburg on 17 August 1786 in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and was named Marie Louise Victoire. She was the fourth daughter and seventh child of Franz Frederick Anton, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Countess Augusta of Reuss-Ebersdorf.
Therese was a daughter of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, and Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, eldest daughter of Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In 1809, she was on the list of possible brides for Napoleon , but on 12 October 1810 married the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig .