Osborne House was once the favourite royal residence of Queen Victoria, who enjoyed family breaks at the property - miles away from Windsor Castle, which she considered gloomy

Inside Queen Victoria’s Isle of Wight residence Osborne House

Osborne House was once the favourite royal residence of Queen Victoria, who enjoyed family breaks at the property - miles away from Windsor Castle, which she considered gloomy

Queen Victoria's Family Tree - Since she had nine children, many of her descendents are now scattered throughout the royal and noble houses of Europe.

Queen Victoria's Family Tree - Since she had nine children, many of her descendents are now scattered throughout the royal and noble houses of Europe.

Four Generations of British Sovereigns.  Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

Four Generations of British Sovereigns. Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, King Edward VIII

1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.

1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.

This is one of the only pictures of Queen Victoria smiling.  I think this was around the time of her Golden Jubilee.  For special occasions, she would wear white shawls and other accent pieces with her black mourning.

This is one of the only pictures of Queen Victoria smiling. I think this was around the time of her Golden Jubilee. For special occasions, she would wear white shawls and other accent pieces with her black mourning.

Child of John Brown (1789-1875) & Margaret Leys (1799-1876) of Scotland, servant & friend of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). John Brown (1826-1883) on a  mourning brooch worn by Queen Victoria for him. He had faithfully served the Queen for 18 years at the time of his death. Inscriped "Dear John" "27 March 1883".

Child of John Brown (1789-1875) & Margaret Leys (1799-1876) of Scotland, servant & friend of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). John Brown (1826-1883) on a mourning brooch worn by Queen Victoria for him. He had faithfully served the Queen for 18 years at the time of his death. Inscriped "Dear John" "27 March 1883".

Queen Victoria with grandchildren Prince George, Princess Mary, and Prince Edward of York. (Queen Elizabeth II is a great great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.)

Queen Victoria with grandchildren Prince George, Princess Mary, and Prince Edward of York. (Queen Elizabeth II is a great great granddaughter of Queen Victoria.)

Queen Victoria with six of her children and Princess Alexandra of Denmark on the occasion of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales’ wedding to Alexandra, 1863. The Land of the Unamused

Queen Victoria with six of her children and Princess Alexandra of Denmark on the occasion of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales’ wedding to Alexandra, 1863. The Land of the Unamused

The last Empress of Russia as a young girl sitting with her Grandmother, Queen Victoria, who adored her -as clearly seen here.

The last Empress of Russia as a young girl sitting with her Grandmother, Queen Victoria, who adored her -as clearly seen here.

John Mayall. Queen Victoria and her daughter ‘baby’ Beatrice, 1861  [::SemAp FB || SemAp::]

John Mayall. Queen Victoria and her daughter ‘baby’ Beatrice, 1861 [::SemAp FB || SemAp::]

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