A dress worn by Britain's Queen Victoria on her wedding day to Prince Albert in 1840.

Queen Victoria’s wedding dress is displayed at Kensington Palace in in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

I knew about Britain and Russia, didn't know Germany was a cousin too!!

The King of Russia, England and Germany were all cousins - WTF fun facts

A very intimate Queen Victoria by Xavier Winterhalter ", her husband Albert's "secret favourite picture", kept in his private study.....the public did not see this portrait until 1977!

Queen Victoria: 'the secret picture'

1843 Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Royal Collection) Prince Albert had this Winterhalter portrait of his wife, for his eyes only, hung in his bedroom. Elizabeth Longford called this portrait "Weibchein in a submissive mood".

Exploring the Depths of Buckingham Palace #Infographic #InteriorDesign

Exploring the Depths of Buckingham Palace #Infographic

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 Penny Black Stamp: The Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was issued in Britain on 1 May for official use from 6 May of that.

the first waltz: a historical photoblog : Photo

bulletproofjewels: “ ♕ Queen Victoria: Grandmama of Europe It is a well known fact that Queen Victoria of England saw in her children a destiny to marry into all the great royal houses of Europe. And so her wish was certianly fulfilled;

Victoria, Princess Royal and Prince Frederick William of Prussia, the future German Emperor Frederick III.  They were the parents of Emperor (Kaiser) William II.

People who are NOT Queen Victoria & Prince Albert: Princess Alice and her husband the Grand Duke of Hesse, while in Britain for the wedding of Alice's brother, the future King Edward VIII.

Today, Sept 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-serving monarch in British history.

How Do Britain's Two Longest-Reigning Monarchs Compare?

Today, Sept Queen Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-serving monarch in British history. My homegirls right here.

Queen Victoria's secret?  Did she marry Mr. Brown and have his daughter?  This is a very interesting article about one of the most famous monarchs of British history and of one of the most amazing love stories to come out of the 19th century.  Enjoy!

Victoria's secret? New evidence shows Queen Victoria married her Scottish groom and bore him a secret daughter who was spirited to America

A photo of Queen Victoria and her Highland Ghillie, John Brown. It is said that after the death of her husband, Albert, Victoria sought solace with Brown.

Carte de visite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by the Mssrs. Day of London, circa 1950s. Via Paul Frecker London, which explains that the photographer has "cheated" a bit to make the Queen look taller than she was.

Everything Queen Victoria, Prince Albert,, their love, and family. Including The Young Victoria.

19 Strange And Delightful Facts About British History - BuzzFeed Mobile

19 Strange And Delightful Facts About British History

During the reign of Queen Victoria protocol dictated that only Jet jewellery could be worn at court during periods of official mourning. c1850

Victoria Brooch The carved Whitby Jet brooch is a classic item of mourning jewellery, circa an expensive commissioned item would have been produced by one of the master carvers.

7 surprising facts about Queen Victoria | History Extra

Franz Xavier Winterhalter The Young Queen Victoria in 1842 Château de Versailles

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