Posts Tagged ‘Winterhalter’

Queen Victoria’s journals available online

“In this the year of my Diamond Jubilee,” writes Queen Elizabeth II, “I am delighted to be able to present, for the first time, the complete on-line collection of Queen Victoria’s journals from the Royal Archives. These diaries cover the period from Queen Victoria’s childhood days to her Accession to the Throne, marriage to Prince […]



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May Day greetings, from Queen Victoria

Yes, readers of Versailles and more get their May Day greetings from royalty… See how fortunate you are? The custom of exchanging sprigs of lily-of-the-valley, a French tradition, is also popular in England. See this lovely painting by Winterhalter. The baby in Victoria’s arms in Prince Arthur, her seventh child, and his mother’s indisputed favourite, more […]



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Marie-Antoinette and Eugénie: the Queen and the Empress

Empress Eugénie felt a deep connection between her own destiny and that of Marie-Antoinette. Eugénie’ father was a Spanish grandee. Her maternal ancestry was less aristocratic: her maternal grandfather was a Scottish wine merchant who had settled in Malaga, in Southern Spain. Her mother, the Countess de Montijo, traveled to France and England after her […]