Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Queen Victoria


From penny post to $8 million as world's first stamp heads for auction

October 27, 2021 12:57 pm

The adhesive stamp, which features a profile of Queen Victoria, is attached to a document dated April 10, 1840, from the archive of British postal service reformer Robert Wallace, a Scottish politician.

Prince Albert's private letters to Queen Victoria are now available online

September 24, 2021 5:41 pm

The letters have been published by the Royal Collection Trust, as part of its project on the life and legacy of the Prince Consort

Bronze statuette of Jeejeebhoy, made in likeness of philanthropist’s statues in Mumbai, goes up for sale today

August 04, 2021 11:38 am

The work tells the story about Queen Victoria's favourite sculptor – Baron Carlo Marochetti

Ahead of re-opening, London's V&A museum unveils new Raphael gallery

May 06, 2021 6:47 pm

The V&A, named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, will re-open its doors to the public on May 19 in the next phase of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown

Mountbatten's Indian bracelet, jewelled elephants auctioned in UK

March 29, 2021 9:14 am

The Indian heirlooms up for auction included a diamond set and enamelled gold bracelet made in India, that once belonged to Queen Victoria

From Gouramma to Duleep Singh, the tragic lives of Queen Victoria’s many colonial godchildren

March 12, 2021 8:51 pm

Queen Victoria adopted several children from across the British Empire. Despite being celebrated, each of these wards of the Queen had troubled lives as they struggled to deal with the pressures of how they were expected to behave as part of the royal family.

Did you know Queen Victoria loved to draw? See pics of her sketches and paintings

July 07, 2020 4:40 pm

Queen Victoria was eight years old when she started drawing classes. And many of her paintings and sketches have been preserved

Recipe for Queen Victoria's favourite sponge cake revealed

May 29, 2020 4:34 pm

Queen Victoria used to regularly eat a slice of the sponge cake with tea, every afternoon.

Hindu Sena pays tributes to Queen Victoria on death anniv, says she freed India from autocratic Mughals

January 23, 2019 8:38 am

The national spokesperson and vice-president of the Hindu Sena, claimed, "India would have disintegrated into thousands of pieces had it not been the Britishers, who under the Queen, united a large number of princely states into one entity in 1857."

Princess Diana tapes unearth details of her suicide attempt soon after marriage

June 13, 2017 10:03 am

"I was so depressed, and I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades," Princes Diana said in the recording.