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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2005, 12:11:30 PM »
So sad, when you think (as QV noted) those who had passed on since the last Jubilee in 1887.
Fritz (son-in-law, 1888)
Louis (son-in-law, 1892)
Eddy (grandson, 1892)
Henry (son-in-law, 1895)

And those who couldn't attend (unlike in 1887 when I think the entire clan was there) like Alix (in Russia). I don't know as it was as 'family' an affair as before.
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« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2005, 12:28:13 PM »
Yes, I agree. And the decline in the Queen herself over those 10 years must have been very obvious to people like Ella who didn't see her that often.
It strikes me that this jubilee was like the beginning of the end. Liko's recent death was the first in the whole series of family tragedies that continued to the end of her reign, wasn't it?
And then the fact that Sophie couldn't attend because of the war seems to portend the future Balkan conflicts that woud divide the family even further. Willy, was supposedly 'frantic' and 'would have liked to kill his poor brother [Henry] for daring toaccept the Queen's invitation." (which was denied to Willy.)
Even the tone of this jubilee -which was meant to be more of a celebration of the Empire -  seems to point to future divisions.
How very sad.  :(

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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2005, 07:05:16 PM »
Is there a picture of QV mother somewhere in the Windsor section?
I have only seen one picture of the Duchess of Kent, and it was from around 1860.

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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2005, 11:43:01 PM »






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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #49 on: February 09, 2005, 11:35:16 AM »
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Victoria's mother was  handsome woman in her prime, if these portraits are anything to go by.....Victoria must have entirely taken after her father in the looks department.............


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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2005, 01:24:57 PM »
Well, portraits can be very flattering (hello, Winterhalter!  :) ) but I think it was said that she was quite an attractive woman. Victoria did seem to rather resemble the Hanoverians rather than the Coburgs.
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« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2005, 01:38:49 PM »
Thank you for the pictures, she does look better then QV, but as you said its portraits...
The picture from 1860, which i was talking about is a real photo of The duchess of Kent. Is there other photos of her?

Did the Hannoverians not look good in generel?

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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2005, 01:52:22 PM »
I don't think the Hanoverians were especially renowned for their good looks though GIV was reported to have been reasonably good-looking before his lifestyle caught up with him (in a big way!)

There are a few photos of the Duchess of Kent but not many as the first royal photograph wasn't until a few years before she died.
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« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2005, 05:22:47 PM »
I know, i just hoped that someone had posted one of them. There is quit alot of Prince Albert and didnt they die about the same time?

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« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2005, 06:17:08 AM »
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I don't think the Hanoverians were especially renowned for their good looks though GIV was reported to have been reasonably good-looking before his lifestyle caught up with him (in a big way!)

 


Too funny!  LOL!  George IV was very attractive as a young man before succumbing to overweening vanity and the Hanoverian tendency to corpulence.  The Hanoverian men seem to look better than the women, after all his daughter Charlotte was no looker, it must be said, despite some flattering portraits.  QV definitely took after her father in looks and colouring......
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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2005, 02:21:17 AM »
Hi everyone

I've come across a picture of Queen Victoria that I had never seen before. It's dated 1840s-1850s.
Has anyone ever seen it before or others from the same sitting perhaps?
I just noticed (a little late :-[) PrinceEddy's wonderful post on the Prince Consort thread of a pic of Albert in his early twenties. Are there any other pics of him around that period? Maybe together with Victoria or one of his elder children?

Here's the link to young Queen V, I hope you like it!

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=1399


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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2005, 02:09:33 PM »
Karentje,
Thank you for posting those links. Those photos of Victoria are new to me as well. I also thought interesting the photos of her actual garments and shoes on the site.

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Re: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert--Photos and Information
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2005, 02:36:23 PM »
You can certainly tell who Princess Vicky took after!!

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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2005, 03:03:30 PM »
Goodness, first-hand evidence of why the French thought her fashion sense so dreadful!  She looks an absolte fright in those photos - it is hard to decide which are worse, the ones in the flowered mantle and ugly bonnet, or the dowdy evening dress?  Just a shame that she isn't carrying the 'poodle' purse........
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'The important things is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.'......QV