Coronation robes display | Grand Ladies
This is a modern replica of Queen Victoria's coronation dress recently displayed at the Victoria mall in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.
Queen Victoria first met Prince Albert, her first cousin, a few days before her 17th birthday. She immediately enjoyed his company, and with the encouragement of her uncle Leopold, King of Belgium, proposed to him on Oct. 15, 1839, (as she was the queen, he could not have proposed to her). They were married for 21 years, until his untimely death.
Prince Albert married his first cousin, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, at the age of 20, and after his untimely death at age 42, the queen's memory of him guided her for the next 40 years.
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Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61) - Portrait of Queen Victoria
A pencil portrait of the Queen, with touches of coloured crayon and watercolour. She is shown facing to the left, her hair in a bun. Prince Albert was Queen Victoria’s first cousin. He was brought up in Coburg, Germany, and shared her interest in art. On 10 February 1840 they were married in the Chapel Royal, St Jamess Palace. This portrait of Victoria was sketched by Albert in that same year.
Queen Victoria and grandson Edward VIII , (David), who later abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson, not only an American, but also a married woman already once divorced. He was succeeded by his younger brother Albert (Queen Elizabeth's father), who chose the regnal name George VI. With a reign of 326 days, Edward was one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history. He was never crowned.
Royal mourning group, 1862 By William Bambridge Albumen print, March 1862 The group is made up of Queen Victoria and three of her children: Victoria, Alice and Alfred.
Queen Victoria's Wedding Brooch. The day before her wedding, Queen Victoria wrote of gift from ‘dearest Albert’ of ‘a splendid brooch, a large sapphire set round with diamonds, which is really quite beautiful’. She wore the brooch on her wedding day and on many subsequent occasions. The brooch was probably supplied by a leading London jeweller such as Kitching & Abud or Mortimer & Hunt, both of whom Prince Albert patronised significantly in the early years of his marriage.
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