One of my favorite love stories - Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

When Victoria met Albert: Tender letter reveals how Queen fell in love with her prince

Queen Victoria was an artist and a smiler, as per this rare photo from 1887.

Queen Victoria on her deathbed, and her death. The old queen remembers.

1900. The Last Portrait of Queen Victoria by the lost gallery.  Grandfather would have been six when she died in January 1901.

1900. The Last Portrait of Queen Victoria by the lost gallery. Grandfather would have been six when she died in January 1901.

The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.

Queen Victoria in 1873... one of the most elaborate mourning dresses I've seen!

Victoria the beauty queen: The picture she gave Albert

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with Prince Edward and one of the Princesses, either Louise or Helena.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with Prince Edward and one of the Princesses, either Louise or Helena.

Queen Victoria with grandchildren Prince George, Princess Mary, and Prince Edward of York. (Queen Elizabeth II is a great great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.)                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Queen Victoria with grandchildren Prince George, Princess Mary, and Prince Edward of York. (Queen Elizabeth II is a great great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.) More

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

The world's first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840. Featuring a bust of Queen Victoria, it has come to be known as the "Penny Black." It also marked the introduction of "uniform penny postage" in a mail system: the rate to carry a letter to ANY destination within the country was now the same, and not based on distance carried.

The tiara was designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, is set with sapphires and diamonds and can be seen in the portrait of the Queen by Winterhalter in 1842.

The tiara was designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, is set with sapphires and diamonds and can be seen in the portrait of the Queen by Winterhalter in 1842.

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