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Melbourne Haggles Over the Future of Its Most Popular Market

The Australian city’s plan to modernize the Queen Victoria Market has drawn fire from residents who fear the loss of its antique charm.

Prince William Attends Rehearsals for Queen's Birthday Parade

Prince William is gearing up for the annual Trooping the Colour parade! The 34-year-old royal donned his red and gold uniform – complete with bearskin hat – while riding in the Colonel’s Review at the Queen Victoria Memorial on Saturday (June 10) in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Prince William surprising [...]

Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, & Renault Zoe Jump Into British Racing

The Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb club dates back to 1901. It was established in the time of Queen Victoria at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham by members of the early motor industry. The club is considered by most as the oldest motor...Show More Summary

Victoria & Abdul

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Judi Dench playing a British monarch? I’m there. Victoria & Abdul is based on the true story of the friendship that developed between Queen Victoria and a young Indian named Abdul Karim during the Queen’s later years. When Abdul Karim...Show More Summary

Let's celebrate Canada's 150 years since Confederation

Queen Victoria gave royal assent to the British North America Act, so that Canadian Confederation could oc­cur. 150 years ago in July 1867 the old province of Canada was divided into Ontario and Quebec; and along with the British colonies of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Feder­ation appeared. Show More Summary

Morning Cup of Links: The Servant who Stole Queen Victoria’s Heart

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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Abdul, the Servant who Stole Queen Victoria’s Heart

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Queen Victoria had been a widow for 26 years when she celebrated her Golden Jubilee. That's when a young Indian Muslim servant named Abdul Karim came to work at the palace and soon became Victoria's favorite. She elevated his status and charged him with teaching her Urdu and Indian culture. Show More Summary

Brit Movies: Our First Look at Victoria and Abdul – Dame Judi Dench Plays Queen Victoria Again

I heard about this movie a few months ago and was intrigued. Dame Judi Dench is playing Queen Victoria again (she previously played the role in Mrs. Brown about another curious relationship she had), this time later in life in a newShow More Summary

Brit History: The Legacy of Prince Albert

With the premiere of Victoria on both ITV in the United Kingdom and PBS in the United States, a renewed interest in Queen Victoria has gripped both countries.  One of the most important plotlines that runs through the first series is...Show More Summary

Victoria And Abdul’ Trailer: Queen Judi Dench’s New Footman Stirs The Imperial Pot

“No one really knows what it’s like to be queen.” It’s 1887, and the British Empire is celebrating Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee — 50 years on the throne. Kings and princes are in attendance. So is Abdul Karim, who has traveled from his famine-ravaged India to the event to present the aging monarch with a ceremonial coin. Show More Summary

Names From the Victorian Era That Need to Make a Comeback

The Victoria era - or the years of Queen Victoria's reign in England (1837 to 1901) - had its share of popular baby names just like any other time period. The timeless names that came out of this period, however, may not be on your long...Show More Summary

Forty years of comfort-eating

In 2015 a pair of linen drawers belonging to Queen Victoria sold at auction for over £12,000. In old age…

English teenager Edward Jones broke repeatedly into Buckingham Palace in the 1830s.

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Between 1838 and 1841, an enterprising London teenager repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace, sitting on the throne, eating from the kitchen, and generally causing headaches for Queen Victoria's attendants, who couldn't seem to keep him out. Show More Summary

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London, April 3, 1848. Queen Victoria's head hurt. She had been kneeling with her face pressed to the wooden pier for twenty minutes. She was angry, frightened, and tired from fighting back tears; and now it had started raining. The drizzle was soaking her dress, and she only hoped that no one would mistake her shivers for fear. Show More Summary

One Day at a Time: Hope You Enjoyed the Internet While It Lasted, Dears!

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ann Romano Getty MONDAY, APRIL 24 Since 1880, when it was gifted to President Rutherford B. Hayes by Queen Victoria, the White House’s Resolute desk has been used by presidents to help shape the face of the modern world. Since the presidency of John F. Show More Summary

How the Queen Victoria liner will look after £34m refurb

The giant liner, which boasts 16 decks and the capacity to hold 2,014 passengers, will be docked at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy, while it's given an overhaul.

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