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?



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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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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.







tiny-librarian:

Get to Known me Meme, Royalist Edition

[4/7] Royal Pairings - Queen Victoria/Prince Albert

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.



tiny-librarian:

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.

tiny-librarian:

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.





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