Queen Victoria in reflection

Statue of a young Queen Victoria, outside Kensington Palace, London, May 2019

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.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 May 2019

Posted as part of Weekend Reflection

3 thoughts on “Queen Victoria in reflection

  1. What a beautiful palace. The statueis also beautiful, and I like that it’s surrounded by flowers and water! Love the reflection of the fence in the water.

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