Queen Victoria’s Privy Council Dress

Queen Victoria’s Privy Council Dress. The wide, wide bertha collar and the gigot sleeves date this dress to the very earliest part of Victoria's reign, i.

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.

Collectable Royalty Antique - Medallion - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victorias Reign in 1897 by ReTainReMakeReNew on Etsy

Collectable Royalty Antique - Medallion - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victorias Reign in 1897 by ReTainReMakeReNew on Etsy

Only child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent & Strathearn (1767–1820) & Princess Victoria (Marie Luise Viktoria) (1786–1861) of Saxe-Coburg & future wife of Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg & Gotha (1819-1861). Queen Victoria (1819-1901) by Unknown Artist. During Victoria's reign, Great Britain would be transformed into the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Victoria would add to her dignities the title Empress of India.

Women's Fashions of the Victorian Era: From Hoop Skirts to Bustles - 1837 - 1901

Leading Reign - Jenna Coleman plays the teenage monarch opposite Tom Hughes as Prince Albert in January’s Victoria.

What to Watch After The Crown: a New Miniseries Captures the Love Affair Between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Victoria (Jenna Coleman plays the teenage monarch Queen Victoria opposite Tom Hughes as Prince Albert)

Gems: The Coronation necklace and earrings

Bling it on: Queen's jewels go on show for her Diamond Jubilee

Queen Victoria-my favorite! The diamond coronation necklace and earrings were originally created for Queen Victoria. The jewels have been worn by Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, The Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II at their coronations.

Exploring the Depths of Buckingham Palace #Infographic #InteriorDesign

Exploring the Depths of Buckingham Palace #Infographic

Ball gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1872, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Worn by Mrs. William De Forest Manice at the French and English courts during the reigns of Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. When worn on such occasions, the dress had a detachable brocade train, since destroyed. According to the Met, the decorative panels / trimmings are an emulation of Middle Eastern enamels. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.

Ball gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Quick change idea: Stiff pleats of bodice attached w/ sash and matching shoulder decoration

Queen Victoria.

London in 1901 - the End of the Victorian Era

Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) May Jan UK cabinet card titled "Victoria Queen of Great Britain & Empress of India". Child of Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent, UK & Princess Victoria Germany. Widow of Prince Albert Saxe Coburg & Gotha, Germany.

These light little bites are the most adorable sweet treats for an afternoon tea. Edible flowers were especially popular during Queen Victoria's reign; we think she would be pleased with this addition to tea time. Be sure your blossoms are nonpoisonous and free of pesticides. We've listed a few below that we think are lovely for any garden party.

Garden Party Cupcakes

Garden Party Cupcakes — Real edible flowers, elegant, simple — Angel food cupcakes with marscapone frosting

⠀OH SO ROMANOV

⠀OH SO ROMANOV

Abdul Karim, favourite of Queen Victoria. They exchanged many letters which were later extinguished

In pictures: Victoria and Abdul's 'deep friendship'

A newly discovered diary highlights the close relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian tutor, Abdul Karim.

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