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What Does Queen Elizabeth II Carry in Her Purse?

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...?

I can’t join in the China panic (especially not while I’m on a cruise)

MS Queen Victoria, 38°N 19°E I’ll do my best, but I’ve got to be honest: being surrounded by shining Ionian waters and convivial Spectator cruisers isn’t helping me channel the… Continue reading The post I can’t join in the China panic (especially not while I’m on a cruise) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Prince William Praises Queen Elizabeth In New Book

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 […]

The Monarchs: Queen Victoria (1837-1901) – The Grandmother of Europe

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

First image of the newly crowned Queen Victoria to go on display in Scotland for the first time

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

Show Dogs Are Fatter Than You Might Expect

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Queen Victoria's 125-year-old monogrammed underwear will be auctioned off

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

KLG, Hoda see London, France - and Queen Victoria's underpants

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.

You Can Now Bid on Queen Victoria’s Roomy Cotton Panties

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

Now's Your Chance to Buy Queen Victoria's Underpants

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

She Paved the Way for Helen Keller

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

State of Play: Our Far-flung Crises

"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

Ippolito unveils new logo redesigns

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 Tale of Cats and Boarding School, Written by a 10-Year-Old Queen Victoria

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Queen Victoria’s Children’s Book Finally Published

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

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

Morning Cup of Links: The Effects in 'Jurassic Park'

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

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

Queen Victoria Wrote This Adorable Kid's Book When She Was 10 Years Old

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

Peel Ports Welcomes 3 Queens

  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,

Ship Photos of the Day – ‘Three Queens’ Hit Up Liverpool

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

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.

Telly News: Queen Victoria’s life to be dramatised for ITV 

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

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