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The Revealing Tale of Queen Victoria's Early Biography

In 1839, Queen Victoria's engagement to Prince Albert prompted one of the first biographies of the young monarch. But the book's release was a disaster.

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: Monarchy's moderniser

On the 200th birthday of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Professor John R Davis argues that Albert's influence helped Queen Victoria rescue the British Monarchy.

How Victoria and Albert Used Photography to Rebrand the Monarchy

Photographs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – now synonymous with the Victorian age – might appear restrained and unremarkable to modern eyes but behind their rigid poses lies a pioneering sentiment.

Queen Victoria

From pampered princess to elderly empress: wife, mother and queen

Queen Victoria's jacket

Behind the scenes with Textile Conservator Beatrice Farmer as she prepares a beautiful pink embroidered jacket, once owned by Queen Victoria, for display.

Queen Victoria's Petticoat takes a bath

In our previous post we learned about the condition of Queen Victoria's petticoat. Today I want to focus on the yellow look of the cotton and the staining. The question: to clean or not to clean?

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

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The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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Victoria: A Royal Childhood

Discover the story of Princess Victoria, the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised at Kensington Palace.

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  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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The Glen

Explore this intimate corner of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, which is full of colour and intriguing details.

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  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
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OTHER PAGES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

The Revealing Tale of Queen Victoria's Early Biography

In 1839, Queen Victoria's engagement to Prince Albert prompted one of the first biographies of the young monarch. But the book's release was a disaster.

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: Monarchy's moderniser

On the 200th birthday of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Professor John R Davis argues that Albert's influence helped Queen Victoria rescue the British Monarchy.

How Victoria and Albert Used Photography to Rebrand the Monarchy

Photographs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – now synonymous with the Victorian age – might appear restrained and unremarkable to modern eyes but behind their rigid poses lies a pioneering sentiment.

Queen Victoria's jacket

Behind the scenes with Textile Conservator Beatrice Farmer as she prepares a beautiful pink embroidered jacket, once owned by Queen Victoria, for display.

Queen Victoria's Petticoat takes a bath

In our previous post we learned about the condition of Queen Victoria's petticoat. Today I want to focus on the yellow look of the cotton and the staining. The question: to clean or not to clean?

Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American woman, visits the Tower

Curator Charles Farris explores the life of Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) who visited the Tower in 1773.