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Why a stay on the grand estate Queen Victoria and Prince Albert so adored is a truly royal treat

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert adored Osborne on the Isle of Wight. And, with its own private beach and extensive grounds, it's not hard to see why.

Is the New Queen Victoria Miniseries Inaccurate Because Women Hate History?

There’s a splashy new television show about the life of Queen Victoria currently airing in the UK—it’s even beating the lately returned Poldark in the ratings. But is it historically accurate? Look out—aggrieved history takes, coming in hot. Read more...

Victoria’s secret: none of it’s true

last weekArts : Night and Day

Did you know that Queen Victoria might never have married Prince Albert had it not been for an amazing stroke… The post Victoria’s secret: none of it’s true appeared first on The Spectator.

we-other-victorians: Portrait of Queen Victoria on Horseback,...

we-other-victorians: Portrait of Queen Victoria on Horseback, Francis Grant

'Victoria', Episode 4, Review: Victoria Loves Albert -- But Why?

She loves him, she loves him not:actors Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes play Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in ITV's Victoria(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) So first blood in the BBC One v ITV autumn ratings war went last Sundayto ITV, and its PBS/Masterpiece co-productionVictoria. Great news for ITV – which [...]

British Royals Behaving Badly: How Common Can You Get!

Royal scandals are nothing new, only recently the Daily Mail treated us to an exclusive about how Queen Victoria’s Dirty Prince Bertie romped his way through the bordellos of Paris with a little help from his three-way love seat. A somewhat bizarre and slightly sinister device if ever there was one. Show More Summary

Good Luck Getting Queen Victoria's Jewelry Out of the United Kingdom! 

The government of the United Kingdom is by God not going to let Queen Victoria’s historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet, designed by Prince Albert himself, just waltz out of the country with some foreign buyer. No indeed, my good man! Read more...

Brit Telly: Our Thoughts on the New Queen Victoria Drama from ITV – Coming Soon to PBS Masterpiece

When it was announced that Downton Abbey was coming to an end last season, ITV searched for something to replace it with and in the mean time, they’ve developed a new 8 part drama about the early days of Queen Victoria’s reign. The first...Show More Summary

Export of Queen Victoria’s coronet barred for now

You might think a sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria the year they were married would never be in danger of being exported out of the UK, but it is. The Culture Ministry has placed a temporary export ban on Queen Victoria’s coronet in the hopes that a buyer in [...]

Culture Minister steps in to prevent Queen Victoria's coronet from export

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Queen Victoria?s sapphire and diamond coronet to keep it in the country. Queen Victoria?s sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5 million (plus £1m VAT). Show More Summary

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A 19th century fad for deer tooth jewelry was imported into England by Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.

Fug or Fab: Jenna Coleman in Erdem at the Premiere of Victoria

Jenna Coleman is playing Queen Victoria in an eight-episode series that we in the United States will get next year. (If you missed it, we have the trailer here.)  It seems right that they’re having the premiere at the Orangery which is right there at Kensington Palace (which has a ton of Victoria exhibits, including Read More...

Brit Telly: First Full Trailer Released for New Victoria Drama from ITV

ITV has released the first long trailer for the upcoming new drama about Queen Victoria starring former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman. Check it out: This looks really, really good. Victoria will air in the U.K. in 2016, with the eight-part series hitting the U.S. Show More Summary

Fug or Fab: Jenna Coleman at TCAs

Jenna Coleman is Victoria — about Queen Victoria — which is going to be on Masterpiece this year. I’m sure I’ll watch it. I really hope that it includes my favorite thing about Queen Victoria, which is that she titled all her diaries, after Albert died, things like “The 23rd Year of My Most Grievous Read More...

'Victoria' EP: "There Is More Than Enough Story" for a Second Season

The hourlong drama stars Jenna Coleman and follows Queen Victoria during her first three years in power. read more

reminiscingroyalty: Queen Victoria in her coronation...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

reminiscingroyalty: Queen Victoria in her coronation robes 1837

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