Robert Dudley (1532/1533 - 1588). He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. Their relationship became strained after he married her cousin, Lettice Knollys, in 1578. When he died in 1588 Elizabeth was devastated and she kept his last letter with her until her own death.
The Three Queens in Mourning --- King George VI died on February 6, 1952. This is a photo of Princess Elizabeth (the new Queen); Queen Mary (the King's mother) and Queen Elizabeth (the King's wife) making their way slowly into the chapel where the king’s body lay in state. A classic photograph.