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Queen Victoria Birthday

Never seen this one before -- Queen Victoria and her favorite son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught on his 20th birthday. She once said she liked Arthur more than her other 8 children combined!

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Miniature portrait of Queen Victoria by John Haslem 1848. Shown wearing her wedding day finery, Victoria gave this miniature to Prince Albert on her birthday 24 May 1848. Royal Collection

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21 Snowy Desserts

Victoria Sponge Cake This delicious layer cake, popular at afternoon teas in England, was named in honor of Queen Victoria. It eschews cloying frosting for a shower of confectioners' sugar and a filling of whipped double Devon cream with strawberry jam.

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The Queen's historic dresses will go on display on her 90th birthday

A dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1835-7, will be displayed as an early example of tartan in royal dress for the largest exhibition of the Queen's dress in Scotland

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Bracelet with miniatures of Princess Victoria, Prince Albert Edward, Princess Alice, Prince Edward, Princess Helena and Princess Louise, all children of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. 1845 Note: This was presented to the Queen for her birthday by Prince Albert, who designed the piece himself

1858 Queen Victoria's Birthday Fan. Painted cream silk and pierced mother-of-pearl, includes emblems of the British Isles, rose (England), shamrock (Ireland) and thistle (Scotland) and Queen Victoria's 'VR' monogram surmounted by a crown, lilies-of-the-valley, the birth flower for the month of May, and the Queen's cipher ('VR' and 'A') and crown and the date 24 May 1858, her thirty-ninth birthday. (Royal Collection/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015) royalcollection.org.uk

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Alice of Hesse-Darmstadt's tiara was a gift from her mother, Queen Victoria of England.

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