Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has now reigned for longer than any other Biritsh monarch in history, breaking the previous record set by her great-grandmother Queen Victoria. But did you know...?
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Queen Elizabeth is gearing up to celebrate some more milestones. On September 9, she will surpass Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Next spring she will celebrate her 90th birthday. In honor of these milestones, Lord Hurd wrote ‘Elizabeth II: The Steadfast,’ a biography. RELATED: Prince William participated in the book, according […]
Queen Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 63 years, overseeing six decades of huge change in the industry, economy and society of Great Britain. Born and raised to take over the British throne, Victoria was known as a strong and principled monarch and a dedicated mother and wife. Show More Summary
An oil sketch of Queen Victoria, made just four months after her accession to the throne at the age of 18, will go on display in Scotland for the first time. Painted by the celebrated Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie, it is the earliest image of her as reigning monarch and a study for the first painting commissioned by Victoria when Queen. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of dogs competing in the world’s biggest dog show are overweight, scientists said on Monday. An analysis of canines at Britain's Crufts show - held annually since the reign of Queen Victoria - found 74 percent were in ideal condition but 26 percent were overweight. Show More Summary
We might all take comfort in the fact that our underwear is a private matter, but some historical figures don't have that luxury Queen Victoria's royal knickers will be on very public display when they are put up for auction next week. Show More Summary
If you've ever wanted a pair of royal underpants in "excellent condition," a 125-year-old pair of Queen Victoria's are being auctioned off in Sussex. Kathie Lee and Hoda talk about them and other quirky topics of the day.
If you’re still in the market for this season’s trendiest full-coverage undergarments, good news: A pair of Queen Victoria’s roomy cotton panties, worn in the last years of her life, will be auctioned off next week in Wiltshire. The undies, reportedly in “excellent condition,” feature an embroidered royal monogram and... More »
Vintage shopping isn’t easy when you’re plus-sized, but hey, here’s a golden opportunity: Queen Victoria’s underpants are currently up for sale! Read more...
In the 19th century, Helen Keller was just ‘the second Laura Bridgman,’ a blind-deaf pioneer called the most famous woman alive after Queen Victoria.
"God of our fathers, known of old-- Lord of our far-flung battle line Beneath whose awful hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine..." from Rudyard Kipling's "Recessional," composed for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 The velocity...Show More Summary
The Salinas, Calif.-based Ippolito International and Burlington, Ontario-based Ippolito Group plan to formally release the redesign of the company’s Queen Victoria logo on June 26 at the California Central Coast Grower-Shipper Association fashion show.
A red notebook in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle reveals a whimsical tale of a motherless girl exiled to boarding school, written in diligently neat script by a 10-year-old Queen Victoria.
Victoria, Britain’s queen during the better part of the 19th century, wrote a children’s book when she was 10 years old. That book, The Adventures of Alice Laselles, is now finally getting published. The book is about a 12-year-old girl away at boarding school. The Royal Collection released the title last week. Show More Summary
Jurassic Park: Still the Best Use of CGI in a Movie. We know, because it’s been on TV a dozen times already this week. Queen Victoria wrote a children’s book when she was only ten years old. Almost 200 years later, it’s finally being published. Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child. Show More Summary
A young girl with blonde ringlets and a ribboned dress bitterly embraces her father, begging him not to leave her alone at bedtime. "Dear Alice," he consoles her, "it is necessary for you to go my love, so go to bed my dear, and be ready...Show More Summary
Three of the world’s largest and grandest ocean liners - the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria - paid a historic visit to salute the city of Liverpool,
Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria meet in the company’s “spiritual home” in Liverpool for the very first time as part of the company’s 175th Anniversary celebrations, May 25, 2015. Photos courtesy Cunard Line The post Ship Photos of the Day – ‘Three Queens’ Hit Up Liverpool appeared first on gCaptain.
The BBC is going to produce an 8 part drama on the life of Queen Victoria. From the BBC: The life of Queen Victoria is to be dramatised in an ITV series, starting with when she took the throne aged 18.The eight-hour series will be the...Show More Summary