THIS DAY IN HISTORY ♦ Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather, King George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history – a record the current Queen Elizabeth II will break on 9 September 2015 (22 September 1896)
September 1896: footage of Nicholas II, his wife Empress Alexandra and her grandmother Queen Victoria at Balmoral. (x)
Favourite Screen Costumes || Victoria’s coronation ball gown (The Young Victoria 2009)
Costumes by: Sandy Powell
Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will?
Queen Victoria (1844). Robert Thorburn (Scottish, 1818-1885). Watercolour on ivory. Royal Collection.
Thorburn’s miniature portrays the contrast between the Queen’s professional and personal life: wearing the ribbon and star of the Garter whilst reading a letter simply attired in black wearing a miniature bracelet on her wrist and the treasured crystal locket that had been an engagement present from Queen Louise of the Belgians.
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Credit of the painting goes to Vladimir Yanaki, titled “A Generous Autumn.”
I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul. Even in my dreams I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth. How that moment shines for me when I was close to you, but with your hand in mine! Those days flew by so quickly, but our separation will fly equally so. Ernest wishes me to say a thousand nice things to you. With promises of unchanging love and devotion, your ever true Albert.
An HQ version of the famous photo taken in 1896 when Alix and Nicky took baby Olga with them to England to visit her grandmother, Queen Victoria.