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New singles cabins debut on Cunard's Queen Victoria

The 2,014-passenger ship just emerged from a makeover.        

India's Hell-Raising Feminist Princess

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Goddaughter of Queen Victoria, scion of the Lion of the Punjab, feminist revolutionary, Princess Sophia finally gets a worthy biography.

This Day in History: Queen Victoria Died in 1901 – Ending the Victorian Era

On this day in 1901, Queen Victoria died putting an end to the Victorian Era. A period of time when the British Empire spanned the globe. Her reign of 63 years and seven months, which is longer than that of any other British monarchShow More Summary

Get to Know the Chow Chow: China's Chosen One

There's a story that the teddy bear was modeled after a Chow Chow puppy. Supposedly, Queen Victoria was so besotted with her Chow puppy that she carried the dog everywhere, so friends made a stuffed version. Chow babies certainly look like teddy bears, but adult Chows are far more dignified (unless nobody's looking!). Share this image Dog... Show More Summary

Last Victorian Dies in England at Age 114

Kate Williams, The Guardian: On Friday, the last Victorian in Britain died. Ethel Lang was 114 and the last person left in Britain born in the reign of Queen Victoria.... It seems incredible that last week there was still one of Victoria's subjects left alive. Show More Summary

Britain’s Oldest Person Dead At 114

Ethel Lang was born in 1900. Below is a graphic of what occurred during her lifetime. She as the last living subject of Queen Victoria. Her main hobby was dancing, which she enjoyed until she turned 98, despite being registered blind. She was also a keen snooker [it’s like pool]  fan, an “excellent seamstress” and [...]

Judi Dench Has Harvey Weinstein's Name Tattooed On Her Ass

Dame Judi Dench was mostly working in British television before kingmaker Harvey Weinstein cast her in the lead role of Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, for which she earned the first of seven Oscar nominations. How could she thank Weinstein, the man who had everything? Well, Dench got him the... More »

'Sophia' a fascinating story of a princess turned revolutionary

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Born in England and a favored goddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was thoroughly British. Yet she was also Indian — her father had signed his kingdom over to the British Empire — and that left Sophia caught between identities, something it would take her half...

Worth a Thousand Words: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria (1843). Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805-1873).via Books and Art I always heard that Queen Victoria was a pretty girl but I'd only seen images of her from her old age. Now in this, ‘the secret picture’, for her husband's 24th birthday, I see it is true.

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Share a Sweet New Year's Kiss!

Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban share a super cute kiss on stage at the stroke of midnight during the ET Canada New Year’s Eve 2015 show on Thursday (January 1) at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Canada. The 47-year-old singer performed in front of 60,000 people that night and brought along his [...]

‘Into the Wood’s Emily Blunt On Facing Her Fears And Doing a Musical

As an actress from across the pond, Emily Blunt stood the risk of falling into the period film trap. Blunt did period--earning a Golden Globe nom for her portrayal of Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria--but it's her gutsiness and rawness...Show More Summary

Queen Victoria in her goggles

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

In 1899, Queen Victoria sported these stylish specs to, er, cure her cataracts; details over at Weird Universe.

A Christmas fit for Queen Victoria

The trombone band refused to yield. It would not march behind horses.

I'm Rather Worried About Assassin's Creed Coming to Victorian London

Fifty quid says Queen Victoria is a Templar. Empress of India seems like a Templar-y thing to be, and the history books have it that at least eight people tried to off her. I'm placing another twenty on Jack the Ripper turning out to be at once a nice guy and a flawlessly animated woman. Read more...

The Royal Fiver” The Five Shortest Reigns in British History

“The King is dead, long live the King.” Next year, Queen Elizabeth II is poised to become the longest reigning monarch in British history, eclipsing the record set by Queen Victoria. The remaining top five long-reigned monarchs include George III, James VI (I of England), and Henry III. Show More Summary

First photographs of a royal tour go on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

In 1862, the 20-year-old Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (and the future King Edward VII), embarked on a tour of the Middle East, accompanied by the photographer Francis Bedford. The resulting images, produced little more than 20 years after the arrival of photography, were the first-ever visual record of a royal tour. Show More Summary

Great British Houses: Balmoral Castle – Her Majesty The Queen’s Private Scottish Home

Balmoral Castle will forever be known as the happy family home of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their nine children. An epic Scotch Baronial castle, fit for the Queen of Great Britain and grandmother of Europe, Balmoral Castle remains the autumnal residence of the Royal family to this day. Show More Summary

Kids - The Magical QVB Treasure Hunt

08 Nov-24 Dec Christmas at the Queen Victoria Building is a magical experience, and an exciting destination for families and children to enjoy the festive season. This...

Rose Byrne Celebrates Being The New Face Of Oroton in Sydney!

Rose Byrne is a radiant beauty as she arrives for her New Face Of Oroton Celebration event held at the Oroton Boutique, Queen Victoria Building on Thursday (November 13) in Sydney, Australia. “Growing up, Oroton was always the label of luxury. Their in store and advertising images were always beautiful, timeless and classy, always hinting [...]

Attention, Everyone: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Engaged

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Delete all your Johnlock fanfic and take to your bed, because Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged to somebody who isn't you. Queen Victoria wore black for decades after she lost Albert so I'm pretty sure it's OK to deck yourself out in some sort of veil situation for the rest of the week. Read more...

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