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

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

These six facts about Queen Victoria may change the way you think about the woman whose name defined the 19th Century.

Six Things You Should Know About Queen Victoria

These six facts about Queen Victoria may change the way you think about the woman whose name defined the 19th Century.

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!

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!

Queen Victoria ‏@ITVVictoria When our Queen met the Queen. Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth. #QueenElizabeth #QueensBirthday #JennaColeman

Queen Victoria ‏@ITVVictoria When our Queen met the Queen. Happy 90th Birthday Queen Elizabeth. #QueenElizabeth #QueensBirthday #JennaColeman

The match between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was probably the most famous royal pairing in the recent history. The marriage resulted in nine children, forty-two grandchildren, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren. Many of the Royal Houses bore their descendants, making Victoria the “grandmother of Europe.”

The match between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was probably the most famous royal pairing in the recent history. The marriage resulted in nine children, forty-two grandchildren, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren. Many of the Royal Houses bore their descendants, making Victoria the “grandmother of Europe.”

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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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.

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

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

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

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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