This marble statue of the eighteen year old Queen Victoria, in her coronation robes, was designed by Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, in 1893.
It stands outside Kensington Palace, where the queen to be was born (24 May 1819) and grew up, to be woken in 1837, and told that William IV had died and she was now queen.
This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. To honour this occasion, there will be two new exhibitions at Kensington Palace: “Victoria: Woman and Crown” and “Victoria: A Royal Childhood”, opening on 24 May.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 May 2019
Posted as part of Weekend Reflection