Thursday, February 13, 2014

Antique Image of the Day: Queen Victoria with the Duke of Connaught and Others, 1886

Queen Victoria with the Duke of
Connaught and others
W. Watson, 1886
The Royal Collection

The work of acclaimed photographer W. Watson, this 1886 photograph shows Queen Victoria with some of her children including Prince Arthur, the Duke of Connaught. WhileVictoria shied away from public life after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, she did enjoy spending time with her large family. One of those happy intimate moments is recorded here.

In the photo, from left to right: Duchess of Connaught (seated) with Princess Patricia on her lap; Princess Beatrice seated behind Duchess of Connaught; Prince Henry of Battenberg; Queen Victoria, holding Princess Margaret; Prince Arthur; the Duke of Connaught (seated).

Crown Copyright
The Royal Collection
via The Royal Collection Trust
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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