February 10th & 11th, 1840

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were married on February 10th, 1840, in the Chapel Royal. In the early morning, Prince Albert received a note folded in billet form from Queen Victoria. Dearest, -…How are you to-day, and have you slept well?  I have rested very well, and feel very comfortable to-day.  What weather! I believe,Continue reading “February 10th & 11th, 1840”

I Want A Piper, Too!

“We have heard nothing but bagpipes since we have been in the beautiful Highlands and I have become so fond of it that I mean to have a Piper, who can if you like it, pipe every night at Frogmore.” Queen Victoria, in a letter to her mother. The tradition of The Queen’s Piper datesContinue reading “I Want A Piper, Too!”

The Pipes are Calling

“The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.” Queen Victoria Today, Canadians celebrated Queen Victoria’s birthday.   Her reign brought the British Empire into a new world order, during a time of great change and uncertainty.   Born on May 24, 1819, she came to the throne after theContinue reading “The Pipes are Calling”

A Queen & A President’s Wife

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.  They do not exist.” Queen Victoria Love is an action verb that has the energy and means to influence the course of our personal histories.  And from time to time it has changed the world. Alexandrina Victoria, Queen Victoria fell deeply in love with her distantContinue reading “A Queen & A President’s Wife”