On January 22, 1901, Queen Victoria died at half past six in the evening, at the age of 81. She had been Queen of the United Kingdom since the age of 18, and her reign of is still the longest of any monarch in British history. She was also the longest reigning Queen Regnant of any country, ruling for a total of 63 years, 216 days. With her death, the House of Hanover came to an end. She was succeeded on the throne by her eldest son, Edward VII, who belonged to his father’s house
Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) during her period of mourning after the death of her husband Albert, Prince of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
Queen Victoria and her family in mourning for Prince Albert
From left: HRH Prince George (1865-1936), HRH Princess Louise (1867-1931), HRH Princess Maud (1869-1938), HRH Prince Albert Victor (1864-1892) and HRH Princess Victoria (1868-1935) of Great Britain
Did you know? On this day in 1917 the British royal family changed their name of Hanover to Windsor. Anti-German sentiment during WWI caused George V to change his dynasty name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the House of Windsor. Older brother Prince Albert was in line for the throne, but died of pneumonia. George became successor and married his brother's fiancé.
1902 Alexandra Coronation How did she stand up so straight with the weight of all those jewels?