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Old 01-22-2014, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for sharing!

I don't think the Queen is "in" her wedding dress. It looks like it was laid over her.
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Thanks for sharing!

I don't think the Queen is "in" her wedding dress. It looks like it was laid over her.
Regardless, and ITA w/you as I don't think her Wedding Dress would have fit her at that point, it's still respecting her wishes, as didn't she want to be buried wearing it? Not sure that happened, as I could swear it was part of that Historic Royal Wedding Gowns exhibit at KP a few years ago.

Still...Those are incredible pictures. Thanks for sharing them w/us.
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Wikipedia reports that Victoria was buried with her wedding veil, but both the lace and the dress were saved. The dress appeared on display at KP in 2012, but the lace was declared to be too fragile to take out of storage.
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Wikipedia reports that Victoria was buried with her wedding veil, but both the lace and the dress were saved. The dress appeared on display at KP in 2012, but the lace was declared to be too fragile to take out of storage.
That explains it. Thanks Ish!! :)
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Queen Victoria was the first reigning monarch to use trains. In 1842 she made her first train journey.
For her June 22, 1897 Diamond Jubilee, Queen Victoria wrote in her diary:
"A never to be forgotten day.
No one ever, I believe, has ever met with such an ovation as was given me...
The crowds were quite indescribable..."

Prince Albert wrote.
"Dearest deeply loved Victoria"
Truly Albert loved Victoria.
Society garden breakfasts were initiated by Queen Victoria in 1868.
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From the invention of the telephone to the bicycle and even the steam ship, the Victorian period saw a mini revolution in the field of science and technology.

But of all the new gadgets invented during her reign, it was the camera that delighted Queen Victoria the most.

By the time she died in 1901, the UK's first modern monarch had amassed a huge collection of more than 20,000 images that included everything from favourite landscapes to early war photography and touching snaps of pets, friends and children.
Revealed: Queen Victoria's secret passion for photography | Mail Online
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I find Queen Victoria the most interesting royal ever...but what a monstrous mother she was, overall. As soon as Albert died, she gave in to her innate selfishness and everything became about her...something Albert had warned her against not long before she did, telling her in a letter she would be better off if only she did not think so much about herself...and despite her immediate vow, when PA died, to only do as he would do, never go against his wishes...she proceeds to do exactly that, by hiding from her subjects for years on end and neglecting business. He would have been horrified.

But she was certainly the most interesting letter-writer, possibly ever. One can learn the entire history of the royal family in a nutshell by reading her letters to the Princess Royal, and later to granddaughter Victoria of Hesse.

If one learns motherly behavior from their own mother, evidently QV certainly took after her own mother with her domestic tyranny...

All JMO and I am a great fan of the British Royals...find them extremely interesting and am obsessed with books and documentaries on the subject.
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Lol...Queen V was always tracking applause meters...she hated to hear about the P of W or any other family member getting wildly warm receptions and was quick to remind them it was only due to being HER CHILD.
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Help identifying Queen Victoria's family

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/...23_964x454.jpg

Does anyone know who the people are in this photo?
I recognize Queen Victoria, Queen Mary and George V.
Is the child sitting on Mary's lap George VI or Princess Mary Princess Royal?
Is the small boy standing in front of the lady next to QM, Edward VIII?
Is the boy standing on the chair in front of George V, George VI?
Who is the lady sitting next to Queen Mary?
If you can ID any others if will be great.

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Does anyone know who the people are in this photo?.
The lady sitting on the left (our right) side of QV is her daughter in law The Duchess of Connaught and the girl sitting on the ground in front of the duchess holding a dog could be her daughter Princess Patricia. I also think that the girl standing behind QM could be the DoC's other daughter Princess Margareth.
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At the Darmstadt wedding of her granddaughter, Princess Victoria of Hesse, to Prince Louis of Battenberg, Queen Victoria found Prince Alexander of Battenberg "very fascinating".
"I think him (as in beloved Papa's case) so wonderfully handsome."
Beloved Papa was Albert the Prince Consort.
On her accession Queen Victoria noted in her diary:

'Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this situation, I shall do my utmost to fulfill my duty towards my country; I am very young, and perhaps in many, though not all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.'
In Kings & Queens of Great Britain, David Soud wrote:

Victoria would have had Albert crowned King if it had been permissible, and she took his advice on nearly every aspect of rule.
In 1871, Queen Victoria opened a memorial to her husband in the form of the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington.
The name The Royal Albert Hall sounds very distinguished!
Among the languages she spoke, Queen Victoria could speak Urdu and Hindustani.
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I think 'VRI: Queen Victoria. Her Life and Empire' authored by her son in law the Marquis of Lorne in 1901, was the first biography to be published after her death. It was published in 1901 by Harmsworth and Sons Ltd.
The Marquis of Lorne, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell became the 9th Duke of Argyll.
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When King Ferdinand was offered the throne of Bulgaria in 1887, some of his relatives expressed their surprise. 'He is totally unfit . . . delicate, eccentric,' wrote his cousin Queen Victoria.
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Hello, I find the photograph fascinating. I wondered if you knew who took it? And why it wasn't published?
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:00 PM
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There are a number of photos of the royal family taken over the years that have never been published because they do believe that they have the right to keep those photos to themselves.
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Too bad she didn't remember that in her many years of excess mourning and removing herself from her duties.
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I heard from a tour guide at Clarence House that Queen Victoria was late for her own coronation reception as she was bathing Dash, her spaniel. I do think that she was a little young to be Queen and that perhaps Britain should've had a regent, but they probably didn't want one after George IV as he wasn't that popular.
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I heard from a tour guide at Clarence House that Queen Victoria was late for her own coronation reception as she was bathing Dash, her spaniel. I do think that she was a little young to be Queen and that perhaps Britain should've had a regent, but they probably didn't want one after George IV as he wasn't that popular.

The system in Britain is that if the monarch was under 18 there was a regent and if he/she was over 18 there was not. This holds until today - if George were to become King now there would be a regency only until he was 18.

Victoria was just barely 18 when she became Queen, her 18th birthday having occurred about a month before William IV's death. Had she needed a regent it would have been her mother, a woman so well liked by William at least that he once vowed that it was his intention to live until Victoria was 18 so that she didn't need a regent.
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On her accession Queen Victoria noted in her diary:

'Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this situation, I shall do my utmost to fulfill my duty towards my country; I am very young, and perhaps in many, though not all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.'
Imo indeed she was young; she hadn't even met her future husband yet and when she did and married him, that greatly changed her perception of everything...
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Imo indeed she was young; she hadn't even met her future husband yet and when she did and married him, that greatly changed her perception of everything...

Victoria first met Albert in 1836, she became Queen the next year and met Albert again in 1839. Victoria was smitten with Albert after the first meeting and it was assumed that they would marry even though they didn't enter into an engagement at the time as it was decided Victoria was still too young to marry.
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