December 14th 1861 Prince Albert died after contracting Typhoid Fever. Queen Victoria was wrought with saddness. Her world had crumbled. She had begun a seclusion which lasted about 10 years. But her mourning really lasted much of the rest of her life. Her popularity was at it’s lowest after she had gone into this long seclusion. But she regained public admiration in the 1870’s and made more public appearances.
Tower Bridge on Flickr.
Queen Victoria at Osbourne
Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice
John Jabez Edwin Mayall
Acquired by Queen Victoria
Book showing Queen Victoria trying out the newly invented telephone
Royal Mausoleum is a remarkable example of Victorian building, sumptuously decorated inside with inlays of coloured marbles from the UK, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal (Emperor’s Red), Africa and North America. The walls are predominantly in the Portuguese red marble, a gift from the King of Portugal, a cousin of both Victoria and Albert, with the inlays in the other marbles from around the world.
The external walls are of granite from Aberdeen and Mull in Scotland, and Devon, Cornwall and Guernsey alongside Portland stone. The roof is Australian copper.
Queen Victoria of The United Kingdom.
when Queen Victoria was a tiny child, she is said to have asked her mother one day, “Mamma, why is it that when Féodore(her half sister) and I are walking all the gentlemen raise their hats to me and not to her?” In 1830, when she was nearly eleven years old, her mother and her teachers thought that it was time for her question to be answered.