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British and Royal Families

I love the British Royal Family and I occasionally post about other Royal families.

British and Royal Families

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Oh no! The Queen allows herself a look of horror as Ring of Truth is narrowly pipped to the post

Nerves get the better of the Queen as she cheers her horse

Prince Albert 1848

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Princesses Helena and Louise

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Her Royal Highness Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (1846-1923) née Her Royal Highness Princess Helena of Great Britain. “Poor dear Lenchen, though most useful and active and clever and amiable, does not improve in looks and has great difficulties with her figure and her want of calm quiet graceful manners.” ~Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria with daughter Princess Beatrice, 1879

Princess Victoria, Princess Royal and Prince Arthur of Great Britain, 1854

Her Royal Highness Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939)

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn. Married: March 13, 1879

From left: HRH Princess Helena of Great Britain (1846–1923), HH Princess Clotilde (1846-1927) and HH Princess Amalie (1848-1894) of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, HRH Princess Louise (1848–1939) of Great Britain

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of Great Britain (1857-1944)

Her Royal Highness Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939). “She is at her best when people are in real trouble and this is a redeeming feature in her most complex character.” ~Marie Mallett, Queen Victoria’s lady-in-waiting

Their Royal Highnesses Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901) and Princess Alice (1843-1878) of Great Britain

Her Royal Highness Louise, Princess Royal of Great Britain, Duchess of Fife (1867-1931). “Very pale…and not nearly so pretty a Bride as my dear children & she was too plainly dressed and had her veil over her face which no Princess ever has & which I think very unbecoming & not right.’” ~Queen Victoria’s description of Louise at her wedding

Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Wales (1868-1935)

Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1883-1981) née Her Royal Highness Princess Alice of Albany. “A dear, very merry, healthy little thing; the eyes (fine large ones with black lashes) are becoming quite brown which is what I so much wished – as since the Stuarts we have had no brown eyes in the family.” ~Queen Victoria

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales. Married: March 10, 1863

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, grandson of Queen Victoria

Wilhelm II, German Emperor


Queen Victoria « The Anglophile

In her own words: Queen Victoria's wedding day diary entry. From Royal Archives:

Gift from Queen Victoria to the Dolmabakce Palace in Istanbul, the largest chandelier in the world, it weighs 4 tons.

Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey : Photos, History and Guide

Queen Victoria at Drury Lane Theater by Edmund Thomas Paris

Queen Victoria at Drury Lane Theater by Edmund Thomas Paris (location unknown to gogm) | Grand Ladies

Engagement of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1862

Bow Brooch made in Malta between 1835 and 1840 for Queen Victoria. The brooch is part of a parure with matching earrings.

The lace flounce from Queen Victoria's wedding dress

Queen Victoria's Death Card