Queen Victoria by Xavier Winterhalter

"The portrait, comissioned in 1843, shows the Queen with her long brown hair loose around her shoulders, gazing into the distance.

She was just 24 when painted by the German artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter and his work was described as her husband Albert's 'favourite picture'. "

Queen Victoria: 'the secret picture'

1843 Queen Victoria by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Royal Collection) Prince Albert had this Winterhalter portrait of his wife, for his eyes only, hung in his bedroom. Elizabeth Longford called this portrait "Weibchein in a submissive mood".

Victoria, Princess Royal (1840-1901) | Royal Collection Trus

The Fourth Princess Royal: Victoria, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria (later Empress of Germany)

A very young Queen Victoria (right) with her second eldest daughter, Princess Alice (left) (1840s-50s)

GERT DESIGN inspiration: A very young Queen Victoria (right) with her second eldest daughter, Princess Alice (left)

The last empress of Russia as a girl with her grandmother, Queen Victoria.

The last Empress of Russia, (Alix of Hesse) Alexandra Feodorovna, as a girl with her grandmother Queen Victoria of England.

Four Generations of British Sovereigns.  Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

it Four Generations of British Sovereigns. Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace.  The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.

Dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the by the wife John Gregory Crace.

Sneak peak: Jenna Coleman dons full regal costume to play a young Queen Victoria in upcoming eight-part ITV drama, Victoria

Jenna Coleman transforms into young Queen Victoria for ITV drama

I adore costume dramas. Sneak peak: Jenna Coleman dons full regal costume to play a young Queen Victoria in upcoming eight-part ITV drama, Victoria

Two days after the funeral, on 4th February 1901, Queen Victoria was taken to Frogmore Mausoleum to rest beside her husband Prince Albert. In this picture the cortège is on its way from The Albert Memorial Chapel through the Upper Ward of Windsor Castle, drawn by the Royal Horse Artillery.

In this picture Queen Victoria's cortège is on its way from The Albert Memorial Chapel through the Upper Ward of Windsor Castle, drawn by the Royal Horse Artillery.

The young 18 year old - Queen Victoria - she was until recently  the longest reigning monarch in UK history. bing.com/images

A young Queen Victoria. I don’t know why people always write her off as a doughy old lady who only wore black and had a hanky on her head, because she was really quite lovely as a young.

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the by the wife of.

Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. A strong family resemblance.

Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. A strong family resemblance.-----both bug-eyed, fish mouth, chinless wonders.

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