Her first name was not Victoria. (1/20)

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Since ancient times, when a monarch ascends to the throne, it is customary to take on a new, regnal name to replace their birth name. This isn’t just limited to European monarchs, but also applies to the nobility and royal families of other countries, such as Japan. Furthermore, the regnal name is often followed by a regnal number, to differentiate the monarch from predecessors who have shared her name. However, this does not apply to Queen Victoria as she was the first to take up that name!

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