The Young Victoria - 2009
Prince Albert, 1842 - Franz Xaver Winterhalter.
A large crowd watching Queen Victoria firing the first shot at the inaugural meeting of the National Rifle Association held at Wimbledon Common, 1860.
Queen Victoria’s Diary - Friday 20th April 1894
‘A dull morning. — Breakfasted alone with Beatrice. — Soon after Ella came in, much agitated, to say that Alicky & Nicky were engaged, & begging they might come in. I was quite thunderstruck, as though I knew, Nicky much wished it, I thought Alicky was not sure of her mind. Saw them both. Alicky had tears in her eyes, but looked very bright & I kissed them both. Nicky said 'she is much too good for me'. I told him he must make the religious difficulties, as easy as he could for her, which he promised to do.’
Queen Victoria’s Funeral (1901). A Day that Shook the World. Queen Victoria’s Funeral was one of the earliest events recorded by British Pathe. After 63 years on the throne, Victoria died at the age of 81 at Osborne House on The Isle of Wight. Her military state funeral was held on Saturday 2 February 1901 in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. John Humphrys narrates.
British Royal Jewels - Queen Victoria’s Emerald and Diamond Tiara
Designed by Prince Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) in the Gothic Revival style. It was made of emeralds and diamonds set in gold by Joseph Kitching in 1845 at cost of £1,150.
Queen Victoria with her youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice, and her grand-daughter Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (The daughter of Princess Alice).
In Victoria’s lap is her eldest daughter, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who would be the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
I thought I was going to lose you! Why did you do it?
You’re so stupid! Why did you do it?
I had two very good reasons...