This is one of the only pictures of Queen Victoria smiling. I think this was around the time of her Golden Jubilee. For special occasions, she would wear white shawls and other accent pieces with her black mourning.
Queen Victoria with daughter Princess Beatrice, 1879 love the pictures of the Queen and Princess Beatrice she had stated that her youngest daughter was the one light in her life after the death of Prince Albert :< it was also said by many that the princess had a jubilant soul that couldn't be stifled or subdued even when the Queen was in deep mourning <3
1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.
The famous picture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with their daughter Victoria on her wedding day, 25 January 1858. The Queen is blurry because she couldn't stop shaking from the anxiety of her daughter leaving home.