finally a picture where you can see the lace at the bottom of the dress
AHHHHHHH!! Oh my god could they get any more perfect?!
Queen Victoria and youngest child, Princess Beatrice. The photograph was taken in October 1862. Members of the British royal family were in Brussels for the engagement of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, which took place at Laeken, the palace of Queen Victoria’s uncle, King Leopold.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent,
William IV, King of England and of Hanover. Son of George III, brother of George IV from whom William inherited the throne. His consort was Adelaide of Saxe-Coburg, who survived him. Adelaide visited Malta and was the first member of the British royal family to do so. She helped immensely in the funding of St Paul's Anglican Cathedral in Valletta. William IV was succeeded by his niece, Victoria.
Queen Victoria, 1849: Victoria had been the ruling British monarch for 12 years by the time she was 30 in 1849. She had also been married for nine years, to Albert, and had given birth to six children (she eventually had nine). The year 1949 also marked Victoria’s first visit to Ireland, which had it share of nationalist fervor. The visit was deemed a success, though any peace wouldn’t last.
Prince Albert (1819-1861) miniature by Guglielmo Faija in 1856. The name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha came to the British Royal Family in 1840 with the marriage of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert, son of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha. Queen Victoria remained a member of the House of Hanover. The only British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was her Uncle King Edward VII who reigned for 9 years. King George V replaced the German-sounding title with that of Windsor during the 1st World War.
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline; née Princess Alice of Albany; 25 February 1883 – 3 January 1981) was a member of the British Royal Family. She was the longest-lived Princess of the Blood Royal of the British Royal Family and the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria.
Another pinner's notes: Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh. She was nicknamed 'Baby Bee'. The daughter of Prince Albert and his wife the Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, and sister to Victoria Melita. Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria and Albert and Tsar Alexander II.
Prince Alfred Ernest Albert (6 August 1844--30 July 1900). Known in the family as "Affie", Alfred was the fourth child and second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1893 Alfred became duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, upon the death of his paternal uncle, Duke Ernst II. Alfred married a Romanov, as did one of his daughters. Another daughter, Marie, became Queen of Romania.