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« Reply #165 on: February 13, 2019, 11:39:21 PM »

On July 16, 1897, Queen Victoria wrote a letter of thanks expressing her gratitude to her people for the spontaneous and universal outburst of loyal affection which she had experienced during her Diamond Jubilee.                                       
 
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« Reply #166 on: March 04, 2019, 09:15:13 PM »

Saw the final episode of Season of ``Victoria'' last night. I know there were a number of historical inaccuracies and some downright fictional characters and situations this season, but I still loved every minute of it. If Prince Albert were really as handsome as the actor who is playing that part, I can see why Victoria -- every inch a lusty Hanoverian -- ended up with nine kids. He is such a hottie, in my opinion.

Of course as is the case with any BBC historical production, LOVED the costumes. It was interesting to see them change over the three seasons as fashions changed and Victoria's taste became more mature. Also liked seeing what passed for maternity wear in that era.

And I found myself positively lusting for some of those exquisite lace collars worn, not only by Victoria and her ladies, but even by the female servants. I wonder if those were all real antiques? They certainly didn't look like any lace made these days.

I hadn't realized, until reading about it today, that the Crystal Palace structure from the Great Exhibition actually was taken down and rebuilt at an alternative site, where it remained until a fire in the 1930s. Or that there is a soccer team -- I guess you guys across the pond would call it a football club -- named for the Crystal Palace. How cool is that?

I do like the little boy actor who is playing the young Bertie. From what I have read, he was not treated with a great deal of affection by his mother, so it's interesting to see him played as sweet and vulnerable. I suppose that will change in the next season and he will necessarily have to be played by an older actor, but for now, he was such a sweetheart.
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« Reply #167 on: March 05, 2019, 01:52:03 AM »

In the biography I just finished a Of Victoria her doctor told her after nine kids that she shouldnít have kids anymore, and her comment was what I canít play anymore I canít have fun? Itís sad of course women back then couldnít have sexual intercourse about being in fear of having more children
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« Reply #168 on: March 05, 2019, 12:01:33 PM »

There was something called a French letter --aka condom.  Not latex, obviously, but still.  Contraception in various forms has been around since people have been having sex.
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« Reply #169 on: March 06, 2019, 11:45:29 PM »

One of Victoria's happiest memories from her sixteenth year was the visit of her uncle and aunt, King Leopold I and Queen Louise of the Belgians. Leopold offered Victoria much valuable advice, including on political matters.
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« Reply #170 on: March 16, 2019, 10:49:00 PM »

Queen Victoria was the first reigning monarch to use trains. In 1842 she made her first train journey.   
Society garden breakfasts were initiated by Queen Victoria in 1868.
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« Reply #171 on: March 17, 2019, 10:35:24 PM »

One of Victoria's happiest memories from her sixteenth year was the visit of her uncle and aunt, King Leopold I and Queen Louise of the Belgians. Leopold offered Victoria much valuable advice, including on political matters.
And among the "valuable" advice, Leopold played her like a fiddle..
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« Reply #172 on: March 18, 2019, 01:57:33 AM »

One of Victoria's happiest memories from her sixteenth year was the visit of her uncle and aunt, King Leopold I and Queen Louise of the Belgians. Leopold offered Victoria much valuable advice, including on political matters.
And among the "valuable" advice, Leopold played her like a fiddle..

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« Reply #173 on: March 19, 2019, 03:20:50 AM »

Its amazing how Queen Victoria legacy continues to live her.
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« Reply #174 on: April 09, 2019, 02:43:50 AM »

Queen Victoria commissioned the Italian Gardens of Kensington Gardens. The Italian Gardens feature a water garden with four octagonal ponds symmetrically arranged around a central marble fountain.
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« Reply #175 on: April 10, 2019, 02:10:07 AM »

Queen Victoria once thought of Princess Dagmar of Denmark as a possible bride for her son, Prince Alfred, before changing her mind.   
Crown Prince Umberto of Italy, the future King Umberto I, was a suitor for Dagmar. However, Dagmar had no interest in him. Umberto did not propose.
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« Reply #176 on: April 10, 2019, 06:26:01 PM »

Queen Victoria once thought of Princess Dagmar of Denmark as a possible bride for her son, Prince Alfred, before changing her mind.   
Crown Prince Umberto of Italy, the future King Umberto I, was a suitor for Dagmar. However, Dagmar had no interest in him. Umberto did not propose.

I bet Alexandra would've loved for her favorite sister to be so close by. She certainly didn't get along well with Maria Alexandrovna.
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