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THE ROYAL HEMOPHILIA A disease caused by the inheritance of a defective X chromosome , it has plagued European royalty for three generations

@inproceedings{Albertprince2008THERH,
  title={THE ROYAL HEMOPHILIA A disease caused by the inheritance of a defective X chromosome , it has plagued European royalty for three generations},
  author={OF Albertprince and Saxe},
  year={2008}
}
O n April 7, 1853, Queen Victoria of England gave birth to the eighth of her nine childl'en. From the beginning the infant Leopold was sickly; his baptism was postponed for almost three months. It may be that the trauma of birth had resulted in hemor­ rhages. In any event it soon became evident that he had an unusual tendency to bleed even from trivial injuries; Prince Leopold suffered from hemophil­ ia. His birth made medical history for quite a different reason: at the confine­ ment Victoria…