Victoria sank into depression after he died at age 42 of typhoid fever on December 14, 1861 at Windsor Castle. Victoria went into self-imposed seclusion for more than 25 years, not emerging until the Golden Jubilee of 1887, the celebration of her fiftieth year on the throne. An entire generation was raised without ever having seen the face of their Queen. The Golden Jubilee brought her out of her shell and she again embraced public life. but for the rest of her life she wore black.