Princess Helena, 1861. In the Royal Collection. A beautifully detailed picture showing a black evening dress and tucker, as well as earrings and a pendant on a ribbon. [All probably mourning for Prince Albert.] Her hair is drawn back smoothly and rolled at the sides.
Queen Victoria. 25th January1901 "At last that supreme loss has fallen upon the Empire which had been so long delayed... The Empire and the world are alike in mourning. The voice which carried supreme weight in the councils of Europe is silenced; the Sovereign who has won from her people an affection and a reverence to which we can find no parallel in history, has passed from them, full of years and honour... "